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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
Assess broad mitigation options such as CO2 emissions reduction and renewable energy resource potentials such as wind energy.
For use in Asia, Africa, Latin America