I use hourly re.ninja data (Merra 2) to calculate cost for renewable electricity production for a chemical process. I started to use 2014 data and it would be great just to give an estimate what would happend if I chose another year instead, e.g. 2015 data.
It would be good enough (for the beginning) to know for certain locations if 2014 was a “regular weather year” with more or less mean wind and solar conditions or if it was extraordinary. Is there maybe some kind of publication out there comparing the weather of different years in terms of wind speeds and solar irradiation for different years?
I know that I can select also different year in re.ninja, but the effort to make all calculations for many years would be high.