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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.

Tribal Energy Atlas

Explore techno-economic renewable energy potential on tribal lands.


Biomass

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

HyDRA

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.

PVDAQ

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

PVWatts®

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

Solar for All

Visualize U.S. rooftop solar technical potential by income, building type, and tenure occupancy in the residential sector.


Transportation Data

TransAtlas

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

California Energy Commission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projection Tool

Explore electric vehicle infrastructure within the state of California.


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. Countries/regions include:

 

Geospatial Toolkit

The Geospatial Toolkit is an NREL-developed, map-based group of software applications that integrates resource data and other geographic information systems data for integrated resource assessment.