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Title: Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy on National Forest System Lands

Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy on National Forest System Lands This technical report and CD for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS), evaluates the potential for renewable energy resource development on National Forest System (NFS) lands. USFS can use the report findings to consider potential for development of solar and wind energy resources on NFS lands, in land management decisions. The Geographical Information System (GIS) based analysis resulted in the following findings: (1) Ninety-nine National Forest Units have high potential for power production from one or more of these solar and wind energy sources; and (2) Twenty National Forest Units in nine states have high potential for power production from two or more of these solar and wind energy sources.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 15014827
Report Number(s):NREL/BK-710-36759
TRN: US200508%%271
DOE Contract Number:AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:Book
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 2005
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org:US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AGRICULTURE; ENERGY SOURCES; FORESTS; GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; MANAGEMENT; POWER GENERATION; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT WIND ENERGY; SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAICS; PV; CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER; CSP; NATIONAL FOREST; NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM; NATIONAL FOREST LANDS; RENEWABLE RESOURCES; RENEWABLE RESOURCE POTENTIAL; USDA; FOREST SERVICE; BUILDINGS