Renewable Energy Supply Curves
NREL develops and disseminates renewable energy supply curves for the research community.
Supply curves characterize the quantity and quality of renewable resources. Often developed within a scenario framework, they capture a range of drivers that influence renewable energy potential. This foundational information serves as the basis for a variety of analysis and modeling applications.
We currently have supply curve data and interactive maps available for:
A Coordinated Research and Modeling Effort
Consistent set of technology design and cost data
High-resolution wind resource data
High-resolution solar resource data
Geospatial assessment of land availability considering the built and natural environment and their intersection with transmission infrastructure and renewable energy technology performance; leverages System Advisor Model for system performance calculation
Production cost model
Capacity expansion model — United States
Capacity expansion model — regional
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