One area in which we are trying to improve our resource offerings is climate data. Our first new offering shows annual average daylight hours, for those concerned about solar exposure for panels, greenhouses, and passive heating.

We are placing the new climate resources in the menus under “Resources” -> “Maps” -> “USA Overview”.

This one is called “Climate: Average Daylight Hours“.

Surprisingly, you get more annual daylight hours of exposure in the north than you do at the equator. We pull some of the key visualizations for this item, but also link back to the PhD source if you want to understand why this is so.