The toolbox contains:
Citation: When using any of the data on solar resources, please cite (Pietzcker et al., 2014).
Solar resource by country
This dataset presents the total area that is available for installing PV or CSP plants, binned by the quality of the solar resource (here measured in full load hours that a plant would run), country, distance to nearest habitation, and if the area can be used by both PV and CSP (inclination < 4°, called “competition area” in the data) or only by PV (4° < inclination < 40°, called “on area only usable by PV” in the data). It also presents the respective installable capacity of PV/CSP plants and the electricity that could be generated, binned by the same categories.
The competition mapping presents the quality of the PV/CSP resource that the best x% of the area in a given country has, measured in full load hours that a plant would run. It thereby allows implementing a competition equation in energy-economy-models that ensures that a given piece of land can only either be used for PV or CSP. More detail on how such a constraint might be formulated, check the supplementary information of Pietzcker et al., 2014.
The toolbox consists of a dataset on quality-binned wind resources (on- and offshore) per country, which can be downloaded free of charge at https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/global-cfdda-based-onshore-and-offshore...
Citaton: When using any of the data on wind resources, please cite (Eurek et al., n.d.)