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The Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) of the World Bank, the University of California Santa Barbara, Development Seed, and Derelinx have developed and released an online REZoning tool using the MapRE methods. This is a powerful tool that can identify solar PV, onshore wind, and offshore wind suitable sites and zones anywhere in the world using the Global wind and solar atlas data. Further, the tool can use multiple criteria including distance to transmission lines and roads, ports, and protected areas to prioritize zones and estimate their levelized costs based on user inputs—the same methodology developed and applied in the MapRE excel and Tableau tools. We are incredibly excited about this release and hope users around the world get the opportunity to conduct REZoning analysis in minutes rather than months.
This study used the MapRE tools to identify wind and solar PV resources in India and then evaluated the impacts of different targets and mixes of renewable energy on total system costs and GHG emissions.