Renewable Thermal Energy Systems: Modeling Developments and Future Directions (Report 3)

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Increasing global energy consumption, increasing population, expansion of all types of produced goods and food, and the climate crisis have necessitated increasing the share of renewable heat in industry, which is vital for both decarbonization. The aim of this work is to evaluate current and prospective renewable heat technologies in stand-alone and hybrid configurations, together with their technical capabilities, performance, and cost. Renewable thermal energy systems (RTES) for buildings and industrial applications have been investigated using techno-economic analysis to determine their potential economic and environmental impacts.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages66
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-83021


  • district heating
  • hybrid systems
  • industrial applications
  • renewable thermal energy
  • systems modeling


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