Illinois Renewable Energy Resource Maps
Use these maps and mapping tools to see the available biomass, hydropower, solar, and wind energy resources in Illinois.
The Illinois 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 Illinois, use Idaho National Laboratory's Virtual Hydropower Prospector mapping tool.
The Illinois Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL:
Solar Thermal or Concentrating Solar Power
The Illinois Concentrating Solar Power Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL:
For more detailed solar resource data, use NREL's Solar Power Prospector.