Geospatial Toolkit

Identifying & assessing the resource potential and economic viability for renewable energy technologies

The Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) is an NREL-developed map-based software application that integrates resource data and other geographic information systems (GIS) data for an integrated resource assessment. A key point of the geospatial toolkit is to help people identify the most economically viable areas for deployment of renewable energy technologies. The non-resource, country-specific data for each GsT comes from a variety of agencies within each country, as well as from global datasets. The new version of the GsT also integrates HOMER for all countries, an optimisation model for distributed power. Due to the GsT's integration with HOMER, the application is only available on Windows platforms.

The Geospatial Toolkit covers the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, China, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oaxaca, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Vietnam


No training needed
No cost
Using the tool: No cost
Time needed:
0-2 weeks, but if a new dataset is required, it may take up to one year.

Accessing the tool

Ted Quinby
Assessment of mitigation / resource potential

Assess broad mitigation options such as CO2 emissions reduction and renewable energy resource potentials such as wind energy.

Area of focus
Adaptation 0, Mitigation 3, Development 1

Published by:

National Renewable Energy Laboratory


For use in Asia, Africa, Latin America