Activity Overview: Natural resources are not evenly distributed around the world. Geographic features, latitude, and time of year all affect the solar capacity of a region. Different organizations including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the World Bank Group have created an atlas of solar resource data, which anchors this activity.
Similar to the activity Where Does the Sun Shine?, which examines the solar resource in Texas and the United States, this activity zooms out to look at international solar capacity. Use the map linked here, or consult the Global Solar Atlas from the World Bank Group.