The direct beam and direct global solar resource values for any geographical location in Florida were found by using actual data taken at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) for 2010 and correlating those values against clearness values derived from NOAA geostationary satellite data. Using the correlations developed, eleven years of satellite data (2000 - 2010) were used to provide expected monthly average solar resource values for any location in Florida. These values as provided in watts per meter square per day, were matched to colors with the lowest values of the full range of average values representing the deepest blue color and the highest values of the range representing the brightest red. Twenty-six color plates are provided including direct global and direct beam annual averages as well as the direct global and direct beam monthly averages.
Florida Solar Energy Center and Cromer, Charles, "Florida Solar Atlas" (2011). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 271.