Recently, OpenEI has added over 300 new datasets from different agencies related to energy. The dataset platform can be used by any registeredusers of OpenEI.org. You are encouraged to use and rate existing datasets, update existingdatasets, or upload new datasets. But why would you want to use OpenEI’s datasets platform? Check out some featured datasets and how they mayapply to you:
1. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB): Interested in solar? This is the most comprehensive collection of solar data freely available. The 1991 – 2005 NSRDB contains hourly solarradiation (including global, direct, and diffuse) and meteorologicaldata for 1,454 stations.
2. Energy Technology Cost and Performance Data: How much do these green technologies cost? This data indicates therange of recent cost estimates for renewable energy and othertechnologies.
Current rating: 4.5/5 stars
3. Alternative Fueling Station Locations: Thinking about getting an E.V. or biodiesel vehicle? The AlternativeFuels Data Center (AFDC) maintains a website where you can findalternative fueling stations near you or on a route, obtain counts ofalternative fueling stations by state, view U.S. maps, and more.
Current rating: 5/5 stars
These are three examples of valuable datasets from different agencies thatare available in one place: OpenEI.org. You can use these datasets asyou like, vote on their value, or upload your own datasets.