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GLRPPR Sector Resource: U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis

Title:
U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis

Abstract:
This report presents the state-level results of a spatial analysis effort calculating energy technical potential, reported in square kilometers of available land, megawatts of capacity, and gigawatt-hours of generation, for six different renewable technologies. For this analysis, the system specific power density (or equivalent), efficiency (capacity factor), and land-use constraints were identified for each technology using independent research, published research, and professional contacts. This report also presents technical potential findings from previous reports.

URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.2172/1047328

Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
July 2012

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