United States Renewable Energy Technical Potential

Renewable energy technical potential as defined in this report 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. It is important to understand that there are multiple types of potential—resource, technical, economic, and market—each seen in Figure 1 (below), with key assumptions.

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Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Maintainer Anthony Lopez
Bureau Code 019:20
Catalog DOE
Program Program Not Available
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Sectors Biomass, Geothermal, Solar, Water, Wind

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