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This calculator accounts for capital costs, operations and maintenance, performance, and fuel costs to estimate the levelized cost of energy, expressed in cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), for both utility-scale and distributed generation renewable energy technologies.

Source: United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory

This publication examines the sectors, technologies and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a low-carbon energy system.

Source: International Energy Agency
Date: November 2016

The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries.

Source: The World Bank Group
Date: January 2017

TRANSrisk conducted 15 case studies that explore the transition to low-carbon economies, including 14 country-level case studies and one at the global and regional level.

Source: Transitions Pathways and Risk Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption Strategies (TRANSrisk)
Date: November 2016

This report considers remote prosumers as roof-top solar PV customers in remote areas and islands. It describes how they are deploying renewable energy, some with ambitious plans to meet 100% of their electricity or even final energy needs with renewables.

Source: International Energy Agency Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD)
Date: June 2015

This database provides comprehensive information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States.

Source: United States Department of Energy

Solopt is a tool that optimizes the mixture of rooftop solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. It simulates numerous combinations of both types of systems based on user input to meet user-defined goals such as minimizing levelized cost of energy or maximizing greenhouse gas reduction.

Source: United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Date: February 2011

One of the biggest impediments to further clean energy progress is a lack of capital for technologies that have advanced out of the lab but still require testing and trails before being deployed.

Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Date: June 2010

This white paper is part of Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2014.

Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature & USAID
Date: November 2014

This website provides recent cost estimates for utility-scale and distributed generation renewable energy technologies in the United States. Estimates are available across capital costs, operations and maintenance costs, capacity factor, and levelized cost of energy.

Source: United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory