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Data Products

Our data products include procedures, databases, maps, and tools. These resources are available to assess, analyze, and optimize renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies for your project.

Annual Technology Baseline (ATB)

The ATB provides a transparent and timely set of cost and performance projections for electricity generation technologies and a wide range of scenarios for the U.S. electricity sector.

Fleet DNA: Commercial Fleet Vehicle Operating Data

Clearinghouse of medium- and heavy-duty commercial fleet transportation data for optimizing the design of advanced vehicle technologies or for selecting a technology to invest in.

Geothermal Data Repository (GDR)

The submission point for all data collected from researchers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office.

GIS Data Sets

Technology-specific data sets, designed for use in GIS software applications, for a variety of areas, including biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, and renewable hydrogen.

Marine Hydrokinetic Data Repository

The submission point for all data collected using funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office.

NREL Data Catalog

Collects and maintains publicly accessible data resulting from federally funded research conducted by the lab's researchers and analysts.

NREL Developer Network

Helps developers access and use energy data via Web services, including renewable energy and alternative fuel data.

NREL Renewable Energy Project Finance

Provides information on the Solar Access to Public Capital working group, Market Insights blog, finance reports, standard contracts, and additional NREL project finance information.

NSRDB Viewer

The NSRDB Viewer is an interactive Web-based GIS application for visualizing, examining, and downloading complete solar resource data, including TMYs. Both U.S. and international data sets are available in the NSRDB Viewer.

Open EI (Open Energy Information)

OpenEI is a knowledge sharing online community providing energy information and data via geographic discovery, visualizations and apps, and topic-oriented gateways.

OpenEI Incentives and Policies for RE and EE

DSIRE provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on state, local, federal, and utility incentives and policies for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The Open PV Project

A collaborative effort between government, industry, and the public to compile a database of photovoltaic (PV) installation and cost data for the United States.

Orange Button Solar Data Exchange

Orange Button supports the creation and adoption of industry-led open data standards for rapid and seamless data exchange across the solar value chain from origination to decommissioning.

Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop Toolkit (RAPID)

Offers one location for agencies, developers, and industry stakeholders to work together on federal and state renewable energy and bulk transmission regulatory processes. 

Renewable Energy Data Book

Provides facts and figures on energy and renewable electricity investments and use in the United States and around the world.

Renewable Energy Technology Maps

Dynamic and static maps for various renewable resources and for specific projects. provides information on federal initiatives that support the development of Smart Grid technologies, policies and projects transforming the electric power industry.

Solar Data APIs on NREL Developer Network

NREL's Developer Network helps analysts and developers access and use energy data via web services.

Standard Scenarios

NREL’s Standard Scenarios are a suite of forward-looking scenarios of the U.S. power sector that are updated annually to support and inform energy analysis.

Transparent Cost Database (TCDB)

Compares U.S. DOE EERE program cost and performance estimates for vehicles, biofuels, and electricity generation technologies with other published data. All data are downloadable for full transparency.

Transportation Secure Data Center

Repository of detailed travel data—including demographic information and second-by-second speed profiles—from various surveys and studies. Robust data sets are readily available to support research projects while protecting individual participant privacy.

Utility Rate Database

A free storehouse of rate structure information from utilities in the United States. These rates are provided in a computer-readable format for use in user-developed tools and models.

Wind Integration Data Sets

The Wind Integration Data Sets provide energy professionals with a consistent set of wind profiles for the eastern United States and the western United States. Both data sets provide ten-minute time-series wind data for 2004, 2005, and 2006.