RE Data Explorer: Use of the Tool to Support Renewable Energy Project Development

Sadie Cox, Nathan Lee, Mark Jacobson

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Renewable Energy (RE) Data Explorer is a user-friendly, geospatial analysis tool for analyzing renewable energy potential and informing decisions. Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), RE Data Explorer performs visualization and analysis of renewable energy potential that can be customized for different scenarios. RE Data Explorer can support prospecting, integrated planning, policymaking, and other decision-making activities to accelerate renewable energy deployment. This document provides information on how the RE Data Explorer can support private sector utility-scale renewable energy project development.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-76573


  • data
  • data-driven decisions
  • geospatial
  • private sector
  • private sector engagement
  • project development
  • RE Data Explorer
  • Renewable Energy Data Explorer
  • USAID-NREL Partnership


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