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Data on OpenEI

OpenEI is a trusted source of energy data, specifically for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Users can view, edit, add, and download data for free. Interested in contributing data? We invite you to get involved. With your help, we can provide the most current information needed to make informed decisions on energy, market investment, and technology development. Your data may also help create new businesses, build innovative tools and inspire new analyses.

Data Quality

Data quality is key to the success of OpenEI, and we are making every effort to ensure that only validated data with referenced sources are included in the platform. Our user community helps expand the data and increase accuracy, which is what really strengthens this platform. In addition, our resident data and content experts help review contributions to ensure accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness. Our information is enhanced by supplemental data that we are linking to via the semantic web, encouraging collaboration.

Open Data

Open data is part of the core mission for OpenEI and is ingrained in all aspects of the OpenEI platform. Some of the more popular data portals and knowledge hubs on OpenEI are listed below:

Data Catalogs

OpenEI is a key supporter of, and contributor to, several data catalogs. These catalogs include data collected under guidance of the U.S. Department of Energy publicly released data from NREL, as well as open data submissions from researchers and contributors.