International Clean Energy Analysis
From Open Energy Information
The International Clean Energy Analysis (ICEA) gateway promotes increased access to clean energy analysis tools, databases, methods and other technical resources which can be applied in developing countries. This wiki-based dynamic platform allows you to add to the inventory of clean energy organizations, tools, programs and data included on the site. We encourage you to expand the inventory of resources by clicking on "add" below the International Initiatives map. The gateway is organized by Information Toolkits which provide tools and resources to help answer a number of clean energy questions. The International Initiatives map also provides country-specific information on clean energy programs, tools and organizations. Click here to learn more about the ICEA gateway project.
A number of the resources included on the ICEA site are drawn from the Inventory of Support for Low Emission Planning which was developed by the Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network.
Add a clean energy organization, initiative or tool to the gateway
América Latina Gateway
América Latina Gateway provides information in Spanish on clean energy data and resources relevant to Latin American countries.
Featured Analysis Tool
The Geospatial Toolkit (GsT), developed at the US National Renewable Energy Lab, enables exploration and simple analysis of renewable potential without expertise in GIS. It combines software (GIS capabilities) plus data (resource, land use, and infrastructure data) into a downloadable package that can be used on any Windows desktop. Toolkit functionalities include:
- Viewing solar and wind data and overlay roads, transmission lines, land use and elevation. A user can zoom in and out and move all around exploring the renewable energy opportunities for a country.
- Running queries that will calculate the land area meeting certain criteria, such as minimum resource values, proximity to infrastructure, and restricted land use and slope characteristics.
- Clicking on a location to use the underlying resource values to develop a HOMER file which can simulate systems that will meet the loads of pre-designed off-grid loads. These files can also be used in the full version of HOMER for more sophisticated users.
The new version uses open source software to increase user-friendliness and functionality. As of now, 3 countries are available with the new GsT software: Bangladesh, Nepal and Turkey. All countries with GsTs will be migrated to this new platform in the coming months. For more information on the GsT please click here.