Category Renewable Energy Technology Characterizations

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Project Background

Since its inception in the 1970s, the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) has operated a substantial program in the development and encouragement of renewable energy technologies. As part of its ongoing effort to document the status and potential of these technologies, DOE, along with its national laboratories and support organizations, developed the first set of Renewable Energy Technology Characterizations (TCs) in 1989. The TCs were designed to respond to DOE’s need for a set of consistent cost and performance data to support the development of the biennial National Energy Policy Plans. That first set of TCs was subsequently used to support the analyses that were performed in 1991 by DOE for the National Energy Strategy...

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