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Featured Publications on Integrated Technology Deployment

Energy Transition Initiative: Islands Playbook
Provides an action-oriented guide to successfully initiate, plan, and complete a transition to a clean energy system and eliminate dependence on imported fuels.

Information on the analysis and technical assistance conducted through the integrated deployment effort to help various locations around the world address specific energy challenges. Includes case studies, fact sheets, and technical reports published by DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Scenario Analysis
Analysis of potential policy options to help the state reach the 70% Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) goal, including possible pathways to attain the goal based on currently available technology.

Hawaii Solar Integration Study: Executive Summary
Detailed technical examination of the effects of high penetrations of solar and wind energy on the operations of the electric grids of Maui and Oahu.

Initial Economic Analysis of Utility-scale Wind Integration in Hawaii
Summarizes analysis of the economic characteristics of the utility-scale wind configuration project that has been referred to as the "Big Wind" project.

Integrating High Levels of Renewables into the Lanai Electric Grid
Discusses an assessment of the economic and technical feasibility of increasing the contribution of renewable energy sources on the island of Lanai with a stated goal of reaching 100% renewable energy.

U.S. Virgin Islands Petroleum Price Spike Preparation
Outlines a strategy for achieving a 60% reduction in petroleum-based fuel used for ground transportation in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) in support of the territory's larger goal of reducing fossil-fuel-based energy consumption 60% by 2025.

USVI Wind Resources Update 2014
Summarizes the data collected from two 60-meter meteorological towers and three sonic detection and ranging units on St. Thomas and St. Croix in 2012 and 2013. The report leverages previous feasibility studies conducted at NREL, including Wind Power Opportunities in St. Thomas, USVI: A Site-Specific Analysis.

Wind Power Opportunities in St. Thomas, USVI: A Site-Specific Analysis
Utilizes a development framework to assist the USVI in identifying and understanding concrete opportunities for wind power development in the territory.

Technical Assistance

A Tale of Two Cities: Greensburg Rebuilds as a National Model for Green Communities
Provides a summary of how DOE and NREL technical assistance in Greensburg, Kansas, helped the town rebuild green after recovering from a tornado in May 2007.

Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned
Presents the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Community Renewable Energy Deployment Provides Replicable Examples of Clean Energy Projects
Describes the DOE Community Renewable Energy Deployment program, which used funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to promote investment in clean energy solutions and provide real-life examples for other local governments, campuses, and small utilities to replicate.

Energy Department Helps Advance Island Clean Energy Goals
Highlights a solar power purchase agreement between the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority and three corporations. It describes how financial support from DOE and technical assistance from NREL enabled the USVI to realistically assess its clean energy resources and identify the most viable and cost-effective solutions to its energy challenges—resulting in a $65 million investment in solar energy in the territory.

Energy Office Grant Helps the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station Install Solar Panels, Improve Efficiency, and Cut Monthly Energy Use Nearly 30%
Highlights the energy challenges a USVI nonprofit faced, the energy efficient and renewable energy solutions it implemented, and the benefits it has experienced as a result of its clean energy projects.

Kaupuni Village: A closer look at the first net-zero energy affordable housing community in Hawaii
Information on the LEED Platinum, net-zero energy, Kaupuni Village in Hawaii, which is comprised of 19 single-family homes and a community center. Not only are the structures built to be net-zero, but the entire community was built as a fully self-sufficient and sustainable environment keep­ing with traditional Hawaiian cultural practices.

Hawai'i's Evolution: Hawai'i Powered. Technology Driven.
Outlines Hawaii's energy and transportation goals and the implementation of electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle infrastructure since HCEI began in 2008. Includes information about Hawaii's role in leading the nation in available EV charging infrastructure per capita; challenges for continuing to implement EV technology; features on various successful EV users and more.

Rebuilding it Better: Greensburg, Kansas, High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals
Documents the energy savings of 13 of the most sustainable building projects in Greensburg, Kansas, and includes lessons learned and recommendations for how to maintain energy efficiency over the long term.

Rising Above the Water: New Orleans Implements Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Practices Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Describes the technical assistance and energy policy analysis that DOE and NREL provided to New Orleans, Louisiana, which helped the city incorporate energy efficiency into its rebuilding efforts for K-12 schools and homes following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Additional Publications

Find more publications on integrating technologies in energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment efforts on these DOE websites: