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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducts clean energy research, development, and deployment. Their research explores energy systems and technologies—and the science behind them—for a future powered by affordable, abundant, and clean energy. As a product of their research, plenty of renewable energy related geospatial data has been made available freely for a public use.

This session will demonstrate how to obtain, visualize, and use selected renewable energy geospatial datasets from NREL. The following two datasets will be of particular interest:

  • Rooftop Photovoltaic Technical Potential in the United States. This submission contains data that underlies the 2016 technical report Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Technical Potential in the United States at a zip-code level. 
  • NREL Biomethane GIS Data. This datasets contains information about the biomass resources generated by county in the United States. It includes the following feed-stock categories: crop residues, forest residues, primary mill residues, secondary mill residues, and urban wood waste.

This workshop is part of the Earth Week Data Jam hosted by the Libraries' Research Data and Digital Scholarship unit. 


Monday, April 18, 2022
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Data Jam > Intermediate (Homemade), Mapping
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Event Organizer

Girmaye Misgna
Visualizing and Analyzing Renewable Energy Data