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Title: Techno-Economic Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands

Abstract

Renewable energy technologies provide opportunities for diversification, energy independence, environmental sustainability, and new revenue streams for Native American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages. Many of these lands are in areas with that have abundant renewable energy, such as wind, solar, and biomass. This study estimates the technical and economic potential for renewable energy development on tribal lands. It aims to support tribes in decision-making as they evaluate technologies, potential scales of development, and economic viability. The resources analyzed here include wind, solar photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP), woody biomass, biogas, geothermal, and hydropower. The study provides updated information to a previous renewable energy technical potential analysis on tribal lands, Geospatial Analysis of Renewable Energy Technical Potential on Tribal Lands (Doris et al. 2013). It includes current information, refined data, additional locations (in Alaska, for distributed generation only), and an expanded scope expansion that includes an economic evaluation of the renewable energy potential.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (IE)
OSTI Identifier:
1459502
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-70807
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; tribal energy; Office of Indian Energy; tribal lands; techno-economic analysis; renewable energy potential; tribes; Alaska Native villages

Citation Formats

Milbrandt, Anelia R., Heimiller, Donna M., and Schwabe, Paul D. Techno-Economic Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1459502.
Milbrandt, Anelia R., Heimiller, Donna M., & Schwabe, Paul D. Techno-Economic Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands. United States. doi:10.2172/1459502.
Milbrandt, Anelia R., Heimiller, Donna M., and Schwabe, Paul D. Tue . "Techno-Economic Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands". United States. doi:10.2172/1459502. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1459502.
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title = {Techno-Economic Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands},
author = {Milbrandt, Anelia R. and Heimiller, Donna M. and Schwabe, Paul D.},
abstractNote = {Renewable energy technologies provide opportunities for diversification, energy independence, environmental sustainability, and new revenue streams for Native American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages. Many of these lands are in areas with that have abundant renewable energy, such as wind, solar, and biomass. This study estimates the technical and economic potential for renewable energy development on tribal lands. It aims to support tribes in decision-making as they evaluate technologies, potential scales of development, and economic viability. The resources analyzed here include wind, solar photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP), woody biomass, biogas, geothermal, and hydropower. The study provides updated information to a previous renewable energy technical potential analysis on tribal lands, Geospatial Analysis of Renewable Energy Technical Potential on Tribal Lands (Doris et al. 2013). It includes current information, refined data, additional locations (in Alaska, for distributed generation only), and an expanded scope expansion that includes an economic evaluation of the renewable energy potential.},
doi = {10.2172/1459502},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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