Making Data Look Cool – NREL’s OpenPV Gallery


Warning: This is not your standard data presentation. You won’t find any spreadsheets here.

What you will find is some of the coolest visual representations of solar data to date. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s OpenPV project is an incredible resource and visually astounding tool to boot.

And where does it source it’s information from? People like you. Help OpenPV gather critical data by adding your own info.

Check out some of these screenshots:

OpenPV is a free, open-sourced database of real American solar project info sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. It has data on over 160,000 solar systems across the country – where they are, how big they are, how much they cost, and more. It’s all illustrated in a snazzy Visualization Gallery with handy charts and graphs. From projects in your zip code to an overview of national market trends, OpenPV holds the answer to so many solar questions.

Do you have a solar system or access to data on solar systems in your area? Add your own info and help NREL build this free national solar information center.

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