As new sources of data and tools for data analysis emerge related to energy research projects, we collect that information here to share with energy data researchers and practitioners. Many of these data sets have been used in energy projects, particularly for Energy Data Analytics Lab research.

Namesort ascending Publisher Description Type Topic
Wind Integration National Dataset Toolkit (WIND) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) The WIND Toolkit includes meteorological conditions and turbine power for more than 126,000 sites in the continental United States for the years 2007–2013. Dataset Renewable Energy
Wind Energy Data U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. Dataset Renewable Energy
Wiki-Solar WolfeWare Limited Wiki-Solar provides information about the deployment of solar photovoltaic power stations of 4 MWAC and above with over 150 GW of capacity of utility-scale projects both operating and under development. Data Repository Renewable Energy
Utility Solar Database Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) Comprehensive database of solar projects, programs, market data, policies and regulations organized by electric utility company. Data Repository Policy, Renewable Energy
System Advisor Model (SAM) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Performance and financial model designed to facilitate decision making for people involved in the renewable energy industry. Tool 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. Data Repository Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) The REFTI project is an initiative designed to track renewable energy project financing terms. Information tracked through the project includes debt interest rates, equity returns, financial structure applied, power purchasing agreement duration, and other information. Dataset 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. Tool Renewable Energy
Open PV Project National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Database of photovoltaic (PV) installation data for the United States. This database serves as a web-based resource for users to explore and understand the current and past trends of the US PV industry.  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. Dataset 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. Data Repository Renewable Energy
Geographic Information System (GIS) Data National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) This database contains geographic information system (GIS) data resources for a variety of renewable energy technologies that can be used in GIS software applications. Data Repository 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
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. 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.  Dataset 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
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. Tool Policy, 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).  Dataset Renewable Energy
Bloomberg NEF Tools Bloomberg New Energy Finance A proprietary 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. Tool Renewable Energy
Bioenergy Library (KDF) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) The database contains hundreds of publications, data sets, and models specifically related to bio-energy production, distribution, delivery, and end use. Data Repository Renewable Energy