Framework for Project Development in the Renewable Energy Sector

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The concepts, descriptions, diagrams, and acronyms developed and described herein are meant to provide a contextual framework as well as a systematic, repeatable process to assist a potential project sponsor in understanding and navigating early-stage project development. Professional project developers will recognize these concepts and hold them as intuitive and even obvious, though thefundamentals of this specialized field are rarely written down and defined as they are here.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-57963


  • project development
  • project framework
  • project motivation


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