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The new GsT provides a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities.

NREL developed the GsT, which packages Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software with GIS data, to allow for advanced analysis of renewable energy potential without the pre-requisite of GIS expertise.

Renewable energy resource data can be useful in establishing priorities for renewable energy initiatives, exploring expansion of energy services to under-served populations, and attracting investment in renewable energy projects. GIS software is a powerful tool for analyzing renewable energy development potential. GIS users can perform custom analyses by exploring renewable energy resource data in a map-based form and overlaying that data with other information critical to renewable energy project development, such as protected areas, infrastructure, and load centers.

The redesigned version of the GsT is available at the NREL web site (http://www.nrel.gov/international/geospatial_toolkits.html) and covers the following regions:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brazil
  • China (Hebei)
  • El Salvador
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Oaxaca
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Turkey

<i>For more information on NREL’s GsT, contact
Ms. Shannon Cowlin
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
+1.303.384.7522 shannon.cowlin at nrel.gov<i>