U.S. renewable energy technical potentials: a GIS-based analysis

1st July 2012

Topic(s): Engineering and project delivery, Geothermal energy, Hydroelectricity, Renewables, Solar energy, Wind energy

This report describes National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s methodology and assumptions for estimating the technical potential of six different renewable energy technologies, and then briefly describes the resulting estimates. The results discussion includes state-level maps and tables containing available land area (square kilometers), installed capacity (gigawatts), and electric generation (gigawatt-hours) for each technology. Methods and results for several other renewable technologies from previously published reports are also presented.


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U.S. renewable energy technical potentials: a GIS-based analysis


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