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Title: The Renewable Energy Data Explorer: Mapping Our Renewable Energy Future

Abstract

The Renewable Energy (RE) Data Explorer, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is an innovative web-based platform that allows users to visualize and analyze renewable energy potential. The RE Data Explorer informs prospecting, integrated planning, and policymaking to enable low emission development.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
OSTI Identifier:
1352132
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A20-68180
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; renewable energy; GIS; geospatial analysis; data-driven decision making; USAID; mapping tools

Citation Formats

. The Renewable Energy Data Explorer: Mapping Our Renewable Energy Future. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
. The Renewable Energy Data Explorer: Mapping Our Renewable Energy Future. United States.
. Thu . "The Renewable Energy Data Explorer: Mapping Our Renewable Energy Future". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352132.
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