3TIER, a renewable energy assessment and forecasting company, has released graphical representations of annual solar and wind resource averages from its global datasets as part of Google's Map Gallery launch.
3TIER says its wind and solar datasets offer annual average values created using long-term historical weather models of 10 or more years at high spatial and temporal resolutions. The solar dataset offers hour-by-hour information on a global basis.
Through its collaboration with Google, 3TIER says it aims to improve access to wind and solar resource information by making it freely available to both researchers and the general public in Google's platform.
‘At 3TIER, our belief is that better information empowers smarter decision-making,’ says Pascal Storck, 3TIER global director.
3TIER's datasets in Google's Map Gallery is available here.