Technology Adoption

Tool That Tracks Solar Installations Is Open To All

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NREL - March 15, 2010 - The photovoltaic (PV) market now has an eye-popping, interactive bevy of maps and charts that can let anyone know where PV panels are being installed, how big they are, how much they cost and how fast the industry is booming. Interested in where PV is installed in the U.S. and how it has grown over time? Go to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Web site, openpv.nrel.gov, and find a dynamic time map showing PV installation activity in the U.S. from 1998 to 2009. Want to know how fast the cost per watt is plunging in Wisconsin or California? ... Read more about Tool That Tracks Solar Installations Is Open To All

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Northwestern U.S. Wind Mapping Project

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New high-resolution, state-of-the-art maps of wind energy potential are now available for the Northwest. Resource estimates are easily accessible to the public through an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) website. ... Read more about Northwestern U.S. Wind Mapping Project

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3TIER Completes REmapping The World

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3TIER® today announced the completion of its REmapping the World™ initiative, which was launched in March 2008 to address the biggest barrier to global renewable energy adoption – the lack of reliable information regarding resource potential and availability. With today’s release of a global solar map and dataset, the company has completed its unprecedented goal of identifying and mapping the world’s wind and solar resources using a globally consistent methodology. ... Read more about 3TIER Completes REmapping The World

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Is 3D GIS About To Revolutionize Visualization?

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Written by Jeff Thurston The devel­op­ment and release of 3D GIS is a major step for­ward into the future. It will undoubt­edly cause a stir, sev­eral peo­ple to scratch their heads and unleash a wave of new think­ing that we have not expe­ri­enced in the geo­com­mu­nity for quite some time. It will cross dis­ci­plines, open doors and stir the pot of con­tented indi­vid­u­als who thought we had gone as far as we could go. ... Read more about Is 3D GIS About To Revolutionize Visualization?

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Planet Earth: The Executive Summary

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A few years ago a group of educators from BC, Canada set out to try to get an objective look at the state of the world. We wanted The Big Picture, not just this or that issue, but the most essential points of every important issue. ... Read more about Planet Earth: The Executive Summary

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REN21 Launched Its Renewables Interactive Map

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The Renewable Energy Policy Network REN21 launched its Renewables Interactive Map  (beta-version) The Map contains a wealth of information on renewable energy, including support policies, expansion targets, current shares, installed capacity, current production, future scenarios, and policy pledges. ... Read more about REN21 Launched Its Renewables Interactive Map

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Monitor Climate Pledges On New UNEP Site

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