Iowa Renewable Energy Resource Maps
Use these maps and mapping tools to see the available biomass, hydropower, solar, and wind energy resources in Iowa.
The Iowa Biomass Resources Map is available in high resolution from the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL):
For a more detailed analysis and comparison of biomass resources for biofuels and biopower, see NREL's BioEnergy Atlas.
For locating natural stream water energy resources in Iowa, use Idaho National Laboratory's Virtual Hydropower Prospector mapping tool.
The Iowa Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL:
Solar Thermal or Concentrating Solar Power
The Iowa Concentrating Solar Power Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL:
For more detailed solar resource data, use NREL's Solar Power Prospector.