class pvlib.location.Location(latitude, longitude, tz='UTC', altitude=0, name=None, **kwargs)[source]

Location objects are convenient containers for latitude, longitude, timezone, and altitude data associated with a particular geographic location. You can also assign a name to a location object.

Location objects have two timezone attributes:

  • tz is a IANA timezone string.
  • pytz is a pytz timezone object.

Location objects support the print method.

  • latitude (float.) – Positive is north of the equator. Use decimal degrees notation.
  • longitude (float.) – Positive is east of the prime meridian. Use decimal degrees notation.
  • tz (str, int, float, or pytz.timezone, default 'UTC'.) – See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones for a list of valid time zones. pytz.timezone objects will be converted to strings. ints and floats must be in hours from UTC.
  • altitude (float, default 0.) – Altitude from sea level in meters.
  • name (None or string, default None.) – Sets the name attribute of the Location object.
__init__(latitude, longitude, tz='UTC', altitude=0, name=None, **kwargs)[source]

Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.


__init__(latitude, longitude[, tz, …]) Initialize self.
from_epw(metadata[, data]) Create a Location object based on a metadata dictionary from epw data readers.
from_tmy(tmy_metadata[, tmy_data]) Create an object based on a metadata dictionary from tmy2 or tmy3 data readers.
get_airmass([times, solar_position, model]) Calculate the relative and absolute airmass.
get_clearsky(times[, model, solar_position, …]) Calculate the clear sky estimates of GHI, DNI, and/or DHI at this location.
get_solarposition(times[, pressure, temperature]) Uses the solarposition.get_solarposition() function to calculate the solar zenith, azimuth, etc.
get_sun_rise_set_transit(times[, method]) Calculate sunrise, sunset and transit times.

Examples using pvlib.location.Location