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Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS)

PVGIS provides information on solar radiation and photovoltaic system performance for any location in the world, except the North and South Poles.

What we do

PVGIS online tool

Solar Radiation

Solar radiation

Time series of hourly, daily or monthly values of solar radiation and PV performance.


Typical meteorological year

Hourly data set of nine climatic variables over a "typical" year, formatted for building energy calculation tools.

Key Features

  • Free and open access to photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation potential for different technologies and configurations.
  • Available in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.
  • No registration
  • Extensive supporting documentation - see the links at the bottom of this page.
  • First time user? Check out the Getting started section
  • APIs for fast, automated access needs.
  • Maps of solar resource and PV potential, by country or region, in ready to print files.