Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST)

CREST is an economic cash flow model designed to allow policymakers, regulators, and the renewable energy community to assess project economics, design cost-based incentives (e.g., feed-in tariffs), and evaluate the impact of various state and federal support structures. CREST is a suite of four analytic tools, for solar (photovoltaic and solar thermal), wind, geothermal, and anaerobic digestion technologies. It is also used by project managers to do preliminary back-of-the-envelope calculations of the year one cost of energy for renewable energy projects.

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Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Maintainer Travis Lowder
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Catalog DOE
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Sectors Biomass, Buildings, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Smart Grid, Solar, Utilities, Water, Wind
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