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Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST)


CREST is an economic cash flow model designed to allow policymakers, regulators, and the renewable energy community to assess project economics, design cost-based incentives (e.g., feed-in tariffs), and evaluate the impact of various state and federal support structures. CREST is a suite of four analytic tools, for solar (photovoltaic and solar thermal), wind, geothermal, and anaerobic digestion technologies. It is also used by project managers to do preliminary back-of-the-envelope calculations of the year one cost of energy for renewable energy projects.

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Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from November, 2014
Submitted Nov 25, 2014


National Renewable Energy Laboratory


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Travis Lowder
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory


FIT, LCOE, NPV, anaerobic digestion, cash flow, cost model, geothermal, geothermal energy, pro forma, renewable energy, solar, solar energy, wind, wind energy


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