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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

This report evaluates four procurement strategies—competitive solicitations, bilateral contracting, feed-in tariffs, and auctions—against four main criteria: pricing, complexity and efficiency of the procurement process, impacts on developers' access to markets, and ability to complement utility

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Date: December 2011

This collection of best practices is the result of extensive outreach, data gathering, and analysis conducted to identify leading state and local-level best practices in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the United States.

Source: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
Date: April 2010

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

This tool provides public access to current data about bus rapid transit systems around the world, including data for the design, performance, and cost of these systems. The database can be filtered by location or indicator..

Source: World Resources Institute
Date: April 2012

This report provides an overview of wind industry trends in the United States. Topics addressed include installation trends; price, cost, and performance statistics; policy and market drivers; and a future outlook of wind development.

Source: Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date: June 2011

This report examines costs associated with photovoltaic installation with the specific aim of reducing the “soft” costs of installation for residential and small commercial applications.

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Date: August 2013

This report compares options in delivering energy efficiency services to customers through case studies of eight institutions.

Source: Institute for Industrial Productivity, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Date: December 2012

This report explores five options for fostering the voluntary purchase of renewable energy generation: community choice aggregation; community wind and solar programs; green power challenges and local collaborative electricity procurement; bulk purchasing of on-site systems; and reverse auctions

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Date: September 2012

The paper reviews reports on an analysis of smart appliances and reviews different types of appliance “smartness.” It reviews smart appliance standardisation in Japan, the United States, Europe, Australia and China, and the development of relevant standards by the International Electrotechnical

Source: CLASP
Date: February 2014