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Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST)

The Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (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 five analytic tools, for solar (photovoltaic and solar thermal), wind, geothermal, anaerobic digestion, and fuel cell technologies.

Region: North America
Sectors and Topics: Renewable Energy
Scale: Unspecified
Expertise Level: Generalist
Resource Type: Analysis Tools
Cost: No
Inputs Needed: Project size and performance Capital costs Operations and maintenance expenses Construction financing Permanent financing
Outputs Provided: Year one cost of energy (COE) Levelized cost of energy (LCOE)
Languages: English
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