Solar Power Prospector
The Solar Power Prospector is an interactive mapping tool designed and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) industry to help developers site large scale CSP plants by providing easy access to solar resource datasets. Users can examine, distribute and analyze decisions about optimal locations for CSP plants. The tool facilitates exploration of temporal and spatial aspects of NREL's solar resource data and can download the resource data for use outside of the tool -- for example in the Solar Advisor Model. Instructions for using the tool (including how to use the map layers and how to download data) are available from the Solar Power Prospector website.