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NREL analysis publications, data, and tools inform policy and investment decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application to market penetration. With objective, technology-neutral analysis, NREL aims to increase the understanding of energy policies, markets, resources, technologies, and infrastructure and connections between these and economic, environmental, and security priorities.

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Featured Analysis

  • Making Sustainable Energy Choices
  • Methods for Analyzing DG PV Benefits & Costs
  • Ofshore Wind Grid Capabilities
  • Ofshore Wind Grid Capabilities
  • A Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio Standards
  • Shale Gas Greenhouse Gas Emission Life Cycle Assessment
  • WWSIS - Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 2
  • Geothermal Resource Roadmap
  • Value of Energy Storage for Grid Applications
  • Financing U.S. Renewable Energy Projects
  • Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards
  • More NREL Analysis

Featured Models and Tools

  • System Advisor Model (SAM)
  • Energy DataBUS
  • Energy DataBUS
  • PVWatts Updated
  • Alternative Fueling Station Locator
  •  State and Local Energy Data (SLED) Tool
  • PVWatts Calculator for India
  • Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS)
  • Renewable Electricity Futures Study
  • FRED Free Energy Data
  • CREST Cost of Energy Models
  • More NREL Models and Tools

Featured Data & Resources

  • Renewable Energy Data Book
  • Solar Resource Maps for India
  • 21st Century Power Partnership
  • Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database (IREEED)
  • Hydrogen Gateway
  • Transparent Cost Database
  • Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Data
  • Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Data
  • More NREL Analysis Data
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