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Integrated Deployment Model

NREL's integrated deployment model provides a framework to focus on the national goal of accelerating market adoption of clean energy technologies through local efforts. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NREL developed and applies the integrated deployment model to select projects including disaster recovery, statewide activities, federal agency support, island activities, and community renewable energy deployment.

How the Model Works

To address the complex challenges of multi-technology, multi-stakeholder, and multi-fuel deployment, NREL created the integrated deployment model to support each technology area separately but also consider the integration points between the technologies. NREL also identifies the cross-cutting components necessary for successful deployment of technology solutions, which are critical to connecting the technology solutions to the market. Finally, the integrated deployment model incorporates the project partners necessary to implement change.

This comprehensive, holistic approach to deploying energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies is scalable and replicable around the world. Read more about the integrated deployment model in the report "Integrated Deployment Model: A Comprehensive Approach to Transforming the Energy Economy".

Read more about integrated deployment projects in the fact sheet, "Leading the Nation in Clean Energy Deployment".

Where the Model is Applied

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Disaster Recovery

Using the integrated deployment model, NREL technical experts have helped places like Greensburg, Kansas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, successfully rebuild following disaster by providing assistance with sustainable community planning, forward-thinking policy development, and energy modeling and monitoring. Read more about NREL's work in disaster resiliency and recovery efforts.

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Statewide Initiatives

The integrated deployment model is being used in states such as Alaska and Hawaii to identify ways to reduce fossil fuel use and implement clean energy technology solutions, which can serve as a model for other locations with similar climates and energy challenges. Learn more about NREL's work with state and local governments.

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Polar Sites

NREL is helping polar sites reduce their fossil fuel use, ensuring that solutions not only reduce the environmental impact of research stations, but also provide cost-effective and reliable energy supplies to support research needs in harsh climates.

Photo of a photovoltaic installation on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas.

Island Activities

Through partnerships such as Energy Development in Island Nations, which includes Iceland, New Zealand, and the United States, NREL and DOE collaborate to support clean energy initiatives in places like the U.S. Virgin Islands to increase energy security and sustainability by reducing dependence on imported fossil fuels. Find out more about NREL's work with islands.

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Community Renewable Energy Deployment

Creating jobs, reducing carbon emissions at the local level, and providing examples for replication are just some of the goals of the DOE Community Renewable Energy Deployment effort funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Through a DOE grant, NREL is providing technical assistance on renewable energy technology planning and implementation for projects in five communities located in California, Colorado, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Learn more about NREL's work in state and local governments.

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