Unable to download Weather Files from SAM and NSRDB

  • adityasoni
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13 Aug 2020 10:42 #8565 by adityasoni
Sunny Greetings!

I'm getting an error when downloading Weather Files. Following is the log file content:
NSRDB Download Thu Aug 13 14:14:09 2020
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Requested location(s): [ 22.3, 73.2 ]
Location 1 of 1: "22.3, 73.2"
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Requested year(s): [ tmy ]
File 1 of 1: tmy
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https://developer.nrel.gov/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/suny-india-tmy-download.csv?api_key=<SAMAPIKEY>&full_name=sam_user&email=sam.support@nrel.gov&affiliation=unknown&mailing_list=false&reason=SAM&interval=60&utc=false&leap_day=false&attributes=dni,dhi,ghi,dew_point,air_temperature,surface_pressure,wind_direction,wind_speed&names=tmy&wkt=POINT(73.199894%2022.300239)
Download time: 15.019000 seconds.
Weather file test failed, first two header lines must have same number of columns: C:/Users/Sunrise CSP India/SAM Downloaded Weather Files/22.3_73.2_22.300239_73.199894_psm3_60_tmy.csv.
Message from NSRDB: {"inputs":{"full_name":"sam_user","email":"sam.support@nrel.gov","affiliation":"unknown","mailing_list":"false","reason":"SAM","interval":"60","utc":"false","leap_day":"false","attributes":"dni,dhi,ghi,dew_point,air_temperature,surface_pressure,wind_direction,wind_speed","names":"tmy","wkt":"POINT(7
* File renamed to: C:/Users/Sunrise CSP India/SAM Downloaded Weather Files/22.3_73.2_22.300239_73.199894_psm3_60_tmy_bad.txt.

Getting an error in the mail too when trying to download the data via the NSRDB Interface.

Please provide a solution for the same.

Cheers!

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  • pgilman
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13 Aug 2020 22:41 #8579 by pgilman
Hi Aditya,

We are investigating an issue with NSRDB downloads for South Asia locations that should be fixed soon.

Best regards,
Paul.

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  • McP80
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25 Aug 2020 18:38 #8623 by McP80
Hi Paul,

I've encountered a similar issue trying to download from Russia, although other downloads were fine. Was it an one-off issue due to factors outside of the host's reach, or is there an issue linked with downloads from that region?

Thank you in advance!

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27 Aug 2020 16:43 #8630 by pgilman
Hi Paul,

Russia is outside of the area covered by the NREL NSRDB, at least for now. For information about where to find weather data to use with SAM, see sam.nrel.gov/weather-data.

Best regards,
Paul.

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