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Data Visualization and Geospatial Tools

NREL's geospatial data science researchers have developed tools that allow users to apply our data. These tools help determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific areas.

General Analysis

Renewable Energy Atlas

View the geographic distribution of wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower, and biomass resources in the United States.

Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Model

Access international renewable energy resource information and data. SWERA's goal is to help facilitate renewable energy policy and investment by making high-quality information freely available to users around the world.


BioFuels Atlas

Conduct geographical analyses of U.S. biomass resources and biofuels production.

BioPower Atlas

Conduct geographical analyses of U.S. biomass resources and power production.

Geothermal Data

Geothermal Prospector

Examine, distribute, and analyze geothermal resources and identify sites for geothermal development.

Hydrogen Data


View, download, and analyze hydrogen data spatially and dynamically. HyDRA contains hydrogen demand, resource, infrastructure, cost, production, and distribution data.

Marine and Hydrokinetic Data

Marine and Hydrokinetic Atlas

Explore wave energy resources and ocean thermal energy conversions for all U.S. coastlines.

Solar Data

Federal Energy Management Program Screening Map

Examine the viability of three solar technologies in the United States at the state and federal levels.

National Solar Radiation Database Data Viewer

Visualize, explore, and download solar resource data from the National Solar Radiation Database.

The Open PV Project

Explore this collaborative effort between government, industry, and the public to compile a comprehensive database of photovoltaic installation data for the United States.


Access via a public interface some of the photovoltaic performance data contributed to NREL.


Estimate the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic energy systems throughout the world.

Transportation Data


Find alternative fueling stations, discover where alternative fuel vehicles are concentrated, and explore alternative fuel production facilities.

Wind Data

Wind Prospector

Visualize data and analyze the potential for wind energy.

International Data

Renewable Energy Data Explorer

The Renewable Energy Data Explorer provides analytic tools to facilitate renewable energy decision-making, investment, and deployment in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Central Asia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lower Mekong, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

Geospatial Toolkit

Targeted primarily to developing countries, the Geospatial Toolkit provides the tools and data for renewable energy resource assessments.