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This list includes NREL publications released Jan. 1–Mar. 31, 2021. It is updated quarterly and based on publication downloads. Visit the research program sites for recent publications by topic.

The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100)  , NREL Technical Report (2021)

U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System and Energy Storage Cost Benchmark: Q1 2020 , NREL Technical Report (2021)

Storage Futures Study: The Four Phases of Storage Deployment: A Framework for the Expanding Role of Storage in the U.S. Power System , NREL Technical Report (2021)

Electrification Futures Study: Scenarios of Power System Evolution and Infrastructure Development for the United States , NREL Technical Report (2021)

Opportunities for Solar Industrial Process Heat in the United States , NREL Technical Report (2021)

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Trends from the Alternative Fueling Station Locator: Second Quarter 2020 , NREL Technical Report (2021)

A Circular Economy for Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Mobile and Stationary Energy Storage: Drivers, Barriers, Enablers, and U.S. Policy Considerations , NREL Technical Report (2021)

Benchmarks of Global Clean Energy Manufacturing, 2014–2016 , NREL Technical Report (2021)

Competitiveness Metrics for Electricity System Technologies , NREL Technical Report (2021)

U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System and Energy Storage Cost Benchmark: Q1 2020 , NREL Presentation (2021)


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