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This list includes NREL publications released from Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2024. It is updated quarterly and based on publication downloads. Visit the research program sites for recent publications by topic.

Technical Potential and Meaningful Benefits of Community Solar in the United States, NREL Technical Report (2024)

Energy I-Corps Annual Report 2023, Management Report (2024)

Puerto Rico Grid Resilience and Transitions to 100% Renewable Energy Study (PR100)NREL Technical Report (2024)

Major Drivers of Long-Term Distribution Transformer Demand, NREL Technical Report (2024)

Winter 2024 Solar Industry Update, NREL Presentation (2024)

Atlantic Offshore Wind Transmission Study, NREL Technical Report (2024)

Interregional Renewable Energy Zones, NREL Technical Report (2024)

Failure Analysis for Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage Tanks for In-Service CSP Plants, NREL Technical Report (2024)

Levelized Cost of Dispensed Hydrogen for Heavy-Duty Vehicles, NREL Technical Report (2024)

Updated Manufactured Cost Analysis for Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzers, NREL Management Report (2024)

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