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Models and Tools Archive

Through the years, NREL has developed and supported several models and tools to assess, analyze, and optimize renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Some of these have been transferred to the private market. This page lists tools we have supported, but that are no longer active. See current models and tools here.

  • ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR)
    Simulate and analyze conventional, advanced, light, and heavy vehicles, including hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. In 2003, ADVISOR was commercialized by AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc.
  • Hybrid2
    Conduct detailed long-term performance and economic analysis on a wide variety of hybrid power systems.
  • RET Finance
    Calculate the cost of energy of renewable electricity generation technologies such as biomass, geothermal, solar, and wind