Renewable Energy Data, Analysis, and Decisions: A Guide for Practitioners

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


High-quality renewable energy resource data and other geographic information system (GIS) data are essential for the transition to a clean energy economy that prioritizes local resources, improves resiliency, creates jobs, and promotes energy independence. This guide is intended to support policymakers and planners, as well as technical experts, consultants, and academics in incorporating improved data and analysis into renewable energy decision-making.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages59
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-68913


  • analysis
  • data
  • decisions
  • geospatial
  • policies
  • renewable energy


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