26 Jul '12, 9pm

US #renewable energy resource potential is 128 times as big as all US electricity sold in 2010 @NREL

US #renewable energy resource potential is 128 times as big as all US electricity sold in 2010 @NREL

Renewable Energy Technical Potential Figure 1: Defining 'Potential' Enlarge image Renewable energy technical potential as defined in this report: U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis (PDF 2.7 MB) represents the achievable energy generation of a particular technology given system performance, topographic limitations, environmental, and land-use constraints. The primary benefit of assessing technical potential is that it establishes an upper-boundary estimate of development potential (DOE EERE 2006 ). It is important to understand that there are multiple types of potential—resource, technical, economic, and market—each seen in Figure 1 with its key assumptions. Maps of RE Technical Potential Maps for multiple RE technologies are presented in the downloadable PowerPoint file. Please review slide notes pages for data source and assumptions used in e...

Full article: http://www.nrel.gov/gis/re_potential.html

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