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This list includes NREL publications released April 1–June 30, 2021. It is updated quarterly and based on publication downloads. Visit the research program sites for recent publications by topic.

Hybrid Energy Systems: Opportunities for Coordinated Research, NREL Technical Report (2021)

The North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS): A U.S. PerspectiveNREL Technical Report (2021)

Second Half of 2020: Solar Industry Update, NREL Presentation (2021)

Electrification Futures Study: Operational Analysis of U.S. Power Systems With Increased Electrification and Demand-Side FlexibilityNREL Technical Report (2021)

The North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS): A Canadian PerspectiveNREL Technical Report (2021)

Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications: Third EditionNREL Technical Report (2021)

Techno-Economic Analysis of Lithium Extraction From Geothermal BrinesNREL Technical Report (2021)

Solar Photovoltaic Module Recycling: A Survey of U.S. Policies and InitiativesNREL Technical Report (2021)

Storage Futures Study: Economic Potential of Diurnal Storage in the U.S. Power Sector, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Research Priorities and Opportunities in United States Wholesale Electricity Markets, NREL Technical Report (2021)


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