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Where can I get hourly weather data for my locations
Posted by Andy Tindale on 11-Jun-12 01:53 PM

DesignBuilder is provided with a large database of hourly weather data freely downloadable on demand, however if you need weather data for a particular location there are various options:

  1. Meteonorm is a software application that can generate synthetic hourly weather data in epw format for a wide range of locations. See:  http://meteonorm.com/
  2. Weather analytics can provide weather data in epw format for a very wide range of locations on a very fine grid. They use algorithms to interpolate between measured data sets held taking into account local height above sea level and other factors. See: http://weatheranalytics.com/
  3. EnergyPlus support are often willing to provide weather data. They have a large stock of locations and can run Meteonorm to generate data. See:  http://energyplus.helpserve.com/