Over 600,000 TMY and EnergyPlus Weather Files Now Available – One Every 35-km Across the Globe

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Weather Analytics announces availability of over 600,000 Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) files in multiple formats to support building modeling and simulation, site selection and energy analysis. This represents a quantum leap in the availability of local weather and climate data, as previously only a few thousand TMY files were available worldwide. Each TMY file is constructed from the last 30 years of hourly weather data generated from the company’s network of virtual weather stations. Positioned every 35-km across the globe, each Weather Analytics Virtual Sensor Station™ provides high-quality, hourly weather data where it was never available before.

Weather Analytics announces availability of over 600,000 Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) files in multiple formats to support building modeling and simulation, site selection and energy analysis. This represents a quantum leap in the availability of local weather and climate data, as previously only a few thousand TMY files were available worldwide. Each TMY file is constructed from the last 30 years of hourly weather data generated from the company’s network of virtual weather stations. Positioned every 35-km across the globe, each Weather Analytics Virtual Sensor Station™ provides high-quality, hourly weather data where it was never available before.

All building modeling and simulation systems require local weather and climate data to complete their analysis – the better the weather data and the more local to the site, the more accurate the results. Ideally this requires at least 30 years of hourly observation history or a Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) file built at the site being modeled. However, only a few thousand TMY files are available worldwide, with less than half located outside the United States. Now, a Weather Analytics Virtual Sensor Station™ can produce a full 30-year TMY weather file at the site being modeled, anywhere on earth.

Each Virtual Sensor Station™ (VSS™) provides continuous hourly time-series weather data from 1/1/1979 through current conditions and 7-day forecasts for its location. A TMY file is produced for each of the over 600,000 VSS™ locations and delivered in, TM2, EnergyPlus (EWP), CSV and .BIN formats to support as many modeling systems as possible. Users may either access the network of Virtual Sensor Stations™ or position their own Virtual Sensor Station™ at their site of interest.

Weather Analytics Inc. was founded to provide detailed weather station quality data to support modeling, analysis, planning, research and commercial applications exactly where it is needed anywhere in the world. The worldwide network of Virtual Sensor Stations™ and the web-based tools to access the detailed output data from each virtual station has been under development since 2005. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.weatheranalytics.com, demo access to the Virtual Sensor Station™ network is available at http://www.wxaglobal.com.

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