nasapower: NASA POWER API Client ================

tic codecov DOI Project Status: Active – The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed. peer-review DOI CRAN

nasapower aims to make it quick and easy to automate downloading NASA-POWER global meteorology, surface solar energy and climatology data in your R session as a tidy data frame tibble object for analysis and use in modelling or other purposes. POWER (Prediction Of Worldwide Energy Resource) data are freely available for download with varying spatial resolutions dependent on the original data and with several temporal resolutions depending on the POWER parameter and community.

Note that the data are not static and may be replaced with improved data. Please see for detailed information in this regard.

Quick start

nasapower can easily be installed using the following code.


The stable version is available through CRAN.


From GitHub for the version in-development

A development version is available through GitHub.

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More documentation is available in the vignette in your R session, vignette("nasapower") or available online,

Use of POWER Data

While nasapower does not redistribute the data or provide it in any way, we encourage users to follow the requests of the POWER Project Team.

When POWER data products are used in a publication, we request the following acknowledgement be included: “These data were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center POWER Project funded through the NASA Earth Science Directorate Applied Science Program.”