Research and Data

Are you an industry professional or interested in learning more about a clean energy topic? Find the latest reports, maps, data and analysis tools by searching the table below, or view our list of North Carolina resources.

Research & Data Resource Database

Resource Source and Description Audience Topic Type Additional Tags File
Wind Ordinances Database

Search for wind policies, ordinances and incentives by city or state.

Department of Energy: WINDExchange
Policy or Regulation
Wind Maps

This collection of wind maps and assessments details the wind resource in the United States.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wind Energy in North Carolina

Find wind data and information in North Carolina, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.

Department of Energy: WINDExchange
Why Wind Power for North Carolina?

An outline of the policy and public opinion landscapes surrounding wind power in North Carolina, as well as facts about the state's wind capacity and the economic potential of the energy source

North Carolina Wind Energy Working Group
What is an Energy Burden?

Learn about the physical, economic and health impacts of high energy burdens. RETI also explores the link between high energy burdens and renewables in North Carolina.

Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI)
Western NC County Wind Maps

A collection of wind maps and data for western North Carolina

Appalachian State University, North Carolina Wind Energy
Water Resource Recovery Facility with Anaerobic Digestion

Read ReFED's overview of anaerobic digestion facilities installed at Water Resource Recovery Facilities in the U.S.

U.S Energy Mapping System — Renewable Energy Power Plants

A map of renewable energy power plants across the U.S.

U.S. Energy Information Administration
The 2019 Housing Need in Watauga County

A 2019 factsheet describing housing need and energy burden in Watauga County

North Carolina Housing Coalition
Policy or Regulation
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System Advisor Model

The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a techno-economic model designed to facilitate decision making for people involved in the renewable energy industry.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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