This collection of energy data sources and tools for data analysis was supported in part by the National Science Foundation Award No. 1937137, a collaboration among the World Resources Institute, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, and Duke University. We do not endorse or provide any guarantees about the data or information listed below.

Namesort descending Publisher Description Type Topic
100% Renewable Energy Atlas 100-Percent A searchable database and visual representation of renewable energy projects across the world that allows for further research into specific areas. Platform Renewable Energy
2019 Distribution System Upgrade Unit Cost Database NREL Datasets containing information pertaining to the costs of upgrading certain parts in PV systems. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
AASG Geothermal Data Repository Association of American State Geologists (AASG) Information collected from all 50 states in the US about geothermal projects. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Advanced TidGen (Tidal Generation) System Calculations DOE A dataset with the Advanced TidGen cost and cost of energy metrics after a design review. In addition to the LCOE content model and reporting. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Africa's Hydropower Future SciDev Data and infographics of current hydropower and its future in Africa, including interactive tools. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Annual Technology Baseline NREL Dataset that provides current and projected cost and performance data for renewable and conventional technologies. (Licensing) Dataset General, Renewable Energy
AQUASTAT - Geo-referenced Database on Dams United Nations A database of dams by continent/regions around the world including descriptive statistics of the dams and their main purposes. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Argonne Geothermal Geochemical Database DOE A dataset containing information for potential geothermal sites; includes physical as well as chemical information about the sites. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Bioenergy Resources Statistical Database in Africa African Energy Commission A data source on bioenergy in Africa and its countries that displays population figures, biomass statistics, and physical features of the area. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Biofuels Atlas NREL An interactive map of the United States providing data on biofuel and fossil fuel resources and infrastructure. Includes information on vehicle density and power stations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Biopower Atlas NREL An interactive map of the United States that provides information on biofuel and fossil fuel sources and infrastructure as well as environmental impact locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
BLM solar project list Bureau of Land Management Fact sheet data on Bureau of Land Management's solar energy information in the United States. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Bloomberg NEF Tools Bloomberg New Energy Finance A database from Bloomberg's Renewable Energy research division that contains long-term forecasts, in-depth analysis, and independent proprietary views across the entire spectrum of energy technologies and sectors. (Licensing) Tool Renewable Energy
California Solar Initiative Data California Distributed Generation Statistics This database comprises of all Investor Owned Utility (IOU) solar photovoltaic (PV) net energy metering interconnection data from the three large California IOUs which include Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).  (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Clean Energy Progress (Jobs) Map Clean Energy Progress A map that displays clean energy market economic progress by state and county in the United States. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Community Power Map Institute for Local Self-Reliance A map of the United States that represents how state and local policy effect 100% renewable energy goals. Platform Renewable Energy
Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) The CREST is an economic cash flow model designed to allow policymakers, regulators, and the renewable energy community to assess project economics, design cost-based incentives, and evaluate the impact of various state and federal support structures. (Licensing) Tool Policy, Renewable Energy
CT Solar Scorecard Data Driven Yale This scorecard measures your municipality’s impact on residential solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment in Connecticut, and how your town is contributing to the state's goal for 300MW of residential solar PV.  Tool Renewable Energy
Data-Driven Multivariate Power Curve Modeling of Offshore Wind Turbines Mendeley A dataset with 20,000 power and speed values to help modeling for wind turbines. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) NC Clean Energy Technology Center Information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. DSIRE includes a number of resources for developers, policymakers, researchers, and the general public.  (Licensing) Dataset Policy, Renewable Energy
Distributed Solar PV Array Location and Extent Data Set for Remote Sensing Object Identification Duke University Energy Initiative This dataset contains the location and polygonal outlines for over 19,000 solar panels across 601 high-resolution aerial images from four cities in California. Dataset applications include training object detection and other machine learning algorithms that use remote sensing imagery, developing specific algorithms for predictive detection of distributed PV systems, and analysis of the socioeconomic correlates of PV deployment. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Electricity Markets and Policy Group: US Energy Interactive Visualizations Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Interactive visualizations of renewable energy potentials and markets in the United States. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Energy and Infrastructure Data US Geological Survey A database provided by the USGS that provides GIS datasets on energy and infrastructure and their subcatagories like fossil fuels and renewables. (Licensing) Platform General, Renewable Energy
European wind power generation data set European Commission, SETIS A report of the hourly time series wind generation in Europe over a 30-year window. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program Screening Map NREL An interactive map of the United States that provides information on access to renewable energies, land ownership, and governmental divisions. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
FERC Hydropower Projects FERC Information about hydropower in the United States including a map of FERC projects and licenses. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Gainesville Green Acceleration This tool calculates relevant comparisons for home energy use and displays detailed information about household performance. Users can view, analyze, and understand how they use energy and compare with their peers. Tool Renewable Energy
Geospatial solar platform for US Stanford University: DeepSolar A dataset that utilized deep learning and satellite imagery to determine PV-solar panel's GPS location and size in the United States. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Geothermal Data Aggregation Southern Methodist University A database containing aggregated and individual datasets about geothermal wells including information such as depth, bottom hole temperature, and heat flow. Dataset Renewable Energy
Geothermal Data Repository OpenEI A database for the searching of data pertaining to geothermal energy. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Geothermal Database National Geothermal Data System A database of geothermal data in the United States covering a wide array of topics including chemical analysis and hotspot locations. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Geothermal Power Database International Geothermal Association Global geothermal power generation data by country. Includes direct use and power generation information as well as a visualization through a global map. Platform Renewable Energy
Geothermal Prospector NREL An interactive map of the United States that provides a complete overview of the country's geothermal prospects including topographic/environmental information to infrastructure details. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Geothermal Prospector NREL A map of the United States that provides layering of information surrounding geothermal energy including potential, environmental conditions, geographical considerations, and governmental boundaries. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Geothermal Resource Data NREL Tools, maps, and data that provide information into geothermal energy in the US. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Global daily solar radiation data OpenSolarDB An open data source with average daily solar radiation at the ground level globally. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Global Geothermal Power Plant Map ThinkGeoEnergy A map of the world that displays geothermal power plant locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Global geothermal power plants data European Commission, Joint Research Centre An EU developed dataset that provides the locations worldwide of existing geothermal hotspots including highlights of the report's findings. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Global Hydropower Database Figshare A database of hydropower plants and their generation capacity in 134 countries. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Global offshore renewable map 4COffshore A map the world offering specific locations of offshore renewable energy generation sites. It includes specific information on the site once selected including owner, developer, and capacity. Platform Renewable Energy
Global Renewable Energy Demand by Sector IRENA Two tools that provide renewable energy consumption by country, technology, and year, as well as predicted future trends. Platform Renewable Energy
Global solar resource distribution Global Solar Atlas An interactive global map that provides solar potential with specific measurements available at chosen locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Global wind power market intelligence platform/dataset The Wind Power Database containing information on the number, capacity, and further details on the world's wind turbines. Data can be broken down by country or windfarm. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Global wind resource distribution Global Wind Atlas An interactive global map that provides wind speeds and allows for the specification of location and the layering of additional metrics. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Harmonised global datasets of wind and solar farm locations and power (paper) Nature (University of Southhampton, UK) Academic research of global solar and wind farm locations and totals. Note that some geospatial information is not available in the open data provided. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Hydroelectric Power: Story Map (2. Hydroelectric and Nuclear Power Plants in the US) Ithaca Public Education Initiative A map in Section 2 that displays the location of both hydropower and nuclear power plants in the United States. (Licensing) Platform Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy
Hydropower Database International Hydropower Association Regional and country profiles that track and report on hydropower use around the world. Platform Renewable Energy
Hydropower Pumped Storage Tool International Hydropower Association This is a dataset containing the mapped out locations and statistics of the worlds hydropower dams both existing and planned. Platform Renewable Energy
Hydropower Resources Statistical Database in Africa African Energy Commission A data source on hydro energy in Africa and its countries that displays dams constructed in the regions. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
HydroSource: Existing Hydropower Assets Oak Ridge National Laboratory A source on hydropower designed to help make data driven decisions on future hydropower plants in the US. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
India Hydropower Database International Hydropower Association A dataset containing information about India's hydropower dams including specific locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Integrated model dataset for highly renewable Europe RE-Europe A largescale dataset covering renewable energy in Europe. Dataset includes transmission network modeling as well as generation and demand information. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
List of sources and information on wind energy resources and more Wind Energy Resource Atlas for US A geospatial toolkit that provides data on US wind energy prospects, market information, and network information. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Major Solar Projects List (Map) Solar Energy Industries Association A map of the US that provides information on major PV and CSP solar projects and their status. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Mapping India's Energy Subsidies International Institute for Sustainable Development Mapping and visualizing India's subsidies for fossil fuels and renewables. (Licensing) Platform Fuel, Renewable Energy
Maps and Data on renewable energy potential in the Arctic Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas Maps and Data on renewable energy potential in the Arctic Platform Renewable Energy
Marine and Hydrokinetic Atlas NREL An interactive map of the United States that presents resource estimates for several different Marine and Hydrokinetic technologies. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
National Hydropower Map National Hydropower Association Map of the United States with specific information on each state’s hydropower generation. Includes location & of number of plants, total generation, and other statistics. Platform Renewable Energy
National Inventory of Dams US Army Corps of Engineers A database to search general information about dams in the United States by state. Platform Renewable Energy
National renewable energy action plans and progress reports data portal European Commission A digital tool from the National Renewable Energy Action Plans to help visualize and compare renewable energy data. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) NREL provides the knowledge to integrate and optimize energy systems. Explore datasets, maps, models, and tools for the analysis of energy and energy efficiency technologies developed by NREL. (Licensing) Data Repository Renewable Energy
National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) NSRDB is a serially complete collection of meteorological and solar irradiance data sets for the United States and a growing list of international locations. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
National Solar Radiation Database Data Viewer NREL An interactive map with filters from the National Solar Radiation Database that allows the user to visualize irradiance in the United States. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Open data for global energy company's projects for research use EDP Open Data Select open access data from EDP's wind and solar energy generation sites. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
PEAK: Platform for Energy Access Knowledge Power for All A global map allowing the layering of information including socioeconomic considerations for specific countries to solar potential for the globe. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Photovoltaic GIS European Commission Open access data of photovoltaic performance, meteorological data, and solar radiation at different time intervals at the global level. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Product Database VeraSol A product database that contains performance data for solar energy kits and off-grid appliances. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Project Sunroof Google Personalized roof analysis to assess the viability of residential solar. Solar savings are calculated using roof size and shape, shaded roof areas, local weather, local electricity prices, solar costs, and estimated incentives over time. (Licensing) Tool Renewable Energy
Projects and Facilities Database US Bureau of Reclamation Database on US Bureau of Reclamation dams and hydropower facilities and projects (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
PVDAQ NREL A map of the United States that allows the layering of filters for PV solar resource data, climate data, and PV Solar Data Acquisition locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
PVOutput Platform PVOutput A service to provide and compare PV output data for those that own PV solar. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
PVWatts NREL A map of the United States that provides information on NREL International locations, NSRDB MTS1 locations, and NSRDB MTS2 locations. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
RE-Powering Mapper EPA An interactive mapping website that allows the user to see potential renewable energy sites as well as contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
RED-E Bangladesh NREL A map of Bangladesh providing infrastructure, grid, and power plant information as well as renewable resource information, environment and land use, and administrative details. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
RED-E India NREL A map of India that provides renewable data, infrastructure, grid, environmental data, and administrative data for the region as a whole. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
RED-E Mexico NREL A map of Mexico that provides infrastructure, grid, environmental data, and administrative data for the region as a whole with a specific breakdown into renewables. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
RED-E Southeast Asia NREL A map of Southeast Asia that provides infrastructure, grid, environmental data, and administrative data for the region as a whole and each individual country within the region. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
REmap - Renewable Energy Roadmap IRENA A roadmap to renewable energy potential for countries and areas in addition to technologies for heating, cooling, and transport. Platform Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Atlas of the US (Report) University of North Texas A geospatial map of the United States that allows for the visualization of renewable energy resources, federal land ownership, and base map reference information. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy GIS Data US BOEM Information, including GIS data, related to the planning, assessment and environmental review of renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (w/ Global Model for Pumped Hydro Storage Potential Sites) (AREMI) Australian Renewable Energy Agency A global map of pumped hydro storage potential sites and their coordinates created by the Australian government. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy, Storage
Renewable energy potential map/data NREL A tool to discover renewable energy potential under various scenarios designed by the user. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Renewable Options by State American Cities Climate Challenege Energy generation sources by state in the United States. Includes comparative statistics and renewable energy generation information. Platform Renewable Energy
Renewable Portfolio Standards Map National Conference of State Legislatures A map of the United States that provides state by state renewable portfolio standards and goals. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Renewable power plants in select European countries Open Power System Data Renewable power plant stations for Germany, Denmark, France, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom. The different countries may contain varying accuracy in data and power plant parameters. (Licensing) Dataset Electricity, Renewable Energy
Schools in US with solar installations The Solar Foundation A report of the schools in the United States that have installed solar systems. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Simulation for Wind/Solar Output An interactive map allowing the used to visualize solar power, wind power, and weather data across the globe or for select countries. Includes the ability to download datasets. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Solar Calculator: Estimate Solar Savings EnergySage A tool to estimate potential savings from installing solar energy based on address and current energy costs. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Solar Energy Potential Sun Number A tool to determine if one's home has the potential for solar panels. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Solar for All NREL A map of the United States and Puerto Rico providing rooftop solar potential as well as potential expenditures, efficiency, and costs. It also includes demographic information, climate and environmental information, and health indicators. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Solar Map - Locations of Solar Farms, Solar Roofs & Solar Parking Lots Solar Energy Maps A global map of various types of solar energy generation. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Solar Means Business Solar Energy Industries Association An interactive map and access to data that demonstrates American businesses that have purchased and installed solar energy systems over time. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Solar power estimator tool Google Project Sunroof Provides the user the opportunity to estimate the cost and potential benefit of installing solar panels at a particular address, also provides an overview of strong solar potential areas. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy, Building
Solar Program Maps Bureau of Land Management A set of maps that provide information on potential solar energy generation sites, excluding BLM-administered land. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Maps Argonne National Lab A set of maps for spatial analysis of potential solar energy generation sites. Platform Renewable Energy
Solar Pumps Tool Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (India) A tool to help assess and adopt solar irrigation systems in India. Platform Renewable Energy
Solar Quotes Platform/Map EnergySage A tool to get solar power installation quotes for residential, commercial, and non-profit properties at specific addresses. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy
Solar Radiation Data (SoDa) MINES ParisTech and Transvalor Dpt The Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2) is a web service that delivers time series of Temperature (at 2 m), Relative Humidity (at 2 m), Pressure (at 2 m), Wind speed and direction (at 10 m), Rainfall, Snowfall and Snow depth. (Licensing) Data Repository Renewable Energy
Solar Resource Data and Tools NREL A database containing multiple datasets ranging in their coverage of solar resource topics including real-time, frequently updated, and historical data. (Licensing) Dataset Renewable Energy
Solar State by State Map Solar Energy Industries Association Solar energy progress by state including capacity, infrastructure, and economic statistics. (Licensing) Platform Renewable Energy