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TCREC: Tribal Clean Energy Resource Center

Tribal Solar Working Group

Strategic Planning

State of Arizona Solar Electric Energy Road Map Study Full Report was commissioned by the State of Arizona's Commerce and Economic Development Commission (CEDC) to help inform the strategy for future business development in the solar industry. Electric Roadmap Study Full Report.pdf

AEC Arizona Energy Road Map is a plan written by industry stakeholders to promote clarity and certainty for development of the industry via a diverse energy portfolio approach.

Arizona Energy Consortium Strategic Plan (2012) is a series of recommended initiatives written by industry stakeholders to direct Arizona's solar energy future.
AEC Solar Strategic Plan 6-12-12.pdf

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's System Advisor Model (SAM) is a performance and financial model designed to facilitate decision making for people involved in the renewable energy industry.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Solar Prospector gives solar energy planners easy access to solar resource, land ownership, environmental, administrative and infrastructural data to help assess solar development potential within the United States.

10 Steps in Building a Wind Farm is a basic planning document created by the American Wind Energy Association that covers the basics for planning a renewable energy project.

Southwest Area Transmission (SWAT) promotes regional transmission planning in the Desert Southwest. The website offers access to a variety of resources including maps, meeting notices, and project planning documents.

Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)'s interactive transmission project map shows transmission lines, voltages, owners and other information for the western US, Canada and northern Mexico. The also have an Environmental Data Viewer to help planners visualize environmental, cultural, risk and terrain data.
Data viewer:

Transmission 101 and Current Topics in Transmission on an open energy Information Wiki site.

For more information please contact:
Ann Marie Chischilly