The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducts clean energy research, development, and deployment. Their research explores energy systems and technologies—and the science behind them—for a future powered by affordable, abundant, and clean energy. As a product of their research, plenty of renewable energy related geospatial data has been made available freely for a public use.
This session will demonstrate how to obtain, visualize, and use selected renewable energy geospatial datasets from NREL. The following two datasets will be of particular interest:
-Rooftop Photovoltaic Technical Potential in the United States. This submission contains data that underlies the 2016 technical report Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Technical Potential in the United States at a zip-code level.
-NREL Biomethane GIS Data. This datasets contains information about the biomass resources generated by county in the United States. It includes the following feed-stock categories: crop residues, forest residues, primary mill residues, secondary mill residues, and urban wood waste.