Skip to main content

Recent Publications (September 2012)

October 10, 2012

JISEA Report: Integrating Wind and Solar Energy in the U.S. Bulk Power System: Lessons from Regional Integration Studies
Authors: Lori Bird and Debra Lew, NREL

This paper identifies key insights from two regional studies for integrating high penetrations of renewables: The Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS) and The Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS).


Presentation: Impacts of Renewable Generation on Fossil Fuel Unit Cycling: Costs and Emissions
Author: Gregory Brinkman, NREL

Prepared for the Clean Energy Regulatory Forum III, this presentation looks at the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study and reexamines the cost and emissions impacts of fossil fuel unit cycling.


Presentation: Estimate of the Geothermal Energy Resource in the Major Sedimentary Basins in the United States
Authors: Ariel Esposito, Chad Augustine, Colleen Porro, and Billy Roberts, NREL

This study estimates the magnitude of recoverable geothermal energy from 15 major known U.S. sedimentary basins and ranks these basins relative to their potential.


Presentation: Impacts from Deployment Barriers on the United States Wind Power Industry: Overview & Preliminary Findings
Authors: Eric Lantz, Suzanne Tegen, Maureen Hand, and Donna Heimiller, NREL

This presentation details preliminary results from new NREL analysis focused on quantifying the impact of deployment barriers on the wind resource of the United States, the installed cost of wind projects, and the total electric power system cost of a 20% wind energy future.


NREL Report: Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI): Snapshot of Recent Geothermal Financing Terms, Fourth Quarter 2009 – Second Half 2011
Authors: Travis Lowder, Ryan Hubbell, Michael Mendelsohn, and Karlynn Cory, NREL

This report is a review of geothermal project financial terms as reported in NREL's Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI).


NREL Report: Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI) Solar Trend Analysis
Authors: Ryan Hubbell, Travis Lowder, Michael Mendelsohn, and Karlynn Cory, NREL

This report is a summary of the finance trends for small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects (PV <1 MW), large-scale PV projects (PV ≥1 MW), and concentrated solar power projects as reported in NREL's Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI).


Fact Sheet: The Impact of Wind Development on County-Level Income and Employment: A Review of Methods and an Empirical Analysis

This fact sheet summarizes a study completed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and NREL that quantifies the annual impact on county-level personal income resulting from wind power installations in nearly 130 counties across 12 states.

—Jim Leyshon