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updated Jun 13 2018

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Annual average capacity factor from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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https://mapfiles.nrel.gov/shape/nsrdb_summary_axis1_mult.zip
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CEO - Colorado Energy Office
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https://www.nrel.gov/
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https://www.nrel.gov/gis/data.html
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NSRDB Data Viewer
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Date of Initial Dataset Creation
01/01/2015
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dni
Long Description
Annual average capacity factor of a utility-scale (20MW) 1-Axis Tracking PV system with 0 tilt, tracking east to west. Capacity factors modeled using the Systems Advisor Model (SAM) ssc-2015-6-30-r3 with PVWatts v5. Modeling used the following consistant inputs: System Size: 20 MW, DC / AC Ratio: 1.1, Inverter Efficiency: 96, Losses: 14.0757, Ground Cover Ratio: 0.4
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Photovoltaic capacity factor
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Static
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NAD83/GCS_North_American_1992
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WGS84
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