Mapping the Future of Renewable Energy
This fact sheet discusses the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emissions Development (EC-LEDS) program and various renewable energy technologies, including the RE Data Explorer tool, the Philippines Wind Prospector and the Bangladesh Wind Mapping Project. These technologies demonstrate advancements made over the last fifteen years in the realms of data collection, modeling, and mapping.
Wind and solar resource data developed using best practices and state of the art tools, like those developed under the EC-LEDS program, provide the basis for estimating solar and wind generation potential and identifying the best potential locations for new renewable energy development. Technologies like those outlined in this fact sheet provide an invaluable resource for public sector planning and private sector investment.