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Title: U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis

Abstract

This report presents the state-level results of a spatial analysis effort calculating energy technical potential, reported in square kilometers of available land, megawatts of capacity, and gigawatt-hours of generation, for six different renewable technologies. For this analysis, the system specific power density (or equivalent), efficiency (capacity factor), and land-use constraints wereidentified for each technology using independent research, published research, and professional contacts. This report also presents technical potential findings from previous reports.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1047328
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-51946
TRN: US201216%%377
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; CAPACITY; EFFICIENCY; LAND USE; POWER DENSITY; renewable energy resources; energy technical potential; development potential; United States; spatial analysis; solar power; photovoltaics (PV); PV; concentrating solar power (CSP); CSP; wind power; biopower; hydrothermal power; geothermal power; hydropower

Citation Formats

Lopez, A, Roberts, B, Heimiller, D, Blair, N, and Porro, G. U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1047328.
Lopez, A, Roberts, B, Heimiller, D, Blair, N, & Porro, G. U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis. United States. doi:10.2172/1047328.
Lopez, A, Roberts, B, Heimiller, D, Blair, N, and Porro, G. Sun . "U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis". United States. doi:10.2172/1047328. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1047328.
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abstractNote = {This report presents the state-level results of a spatial analysis effort calculating energy technical potential, reported in square kilometers of available land, megawatts of capacity, and gigawatt-hours of generation, for six different renewable technologies. For this analysis, the system specific power density (or equivalent), efficiency (capacity factor), and land-use constraints wereidentified for each technology using independent research, published research, and professional contacts. This report also presents technical potential findings from previous reports.},
doi = {10.2172/1047328},
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place = {United States},
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