Maine Renewable Energy Resource Maps

Use these maps and mapping tools to see the available biomass, hydropower, solar, and wind energy resources in Maine.

Biomass

The Maine 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.

Hydropower

For locating natural stream water energy resources in Maine, use Idaho National Laboratory's Virtual Hydropower Prospector mapping tool.

Solar Photovoltaic

The Maine Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL:

For more detailed solar resource data, use NREL's PV Watts Viewer. Also see NREL's In My Backyard mapping tool to estimate how much solar electricity you can produce.

Solar Thermal or Concentrating Solar Power

The Maine Concentrating Solar Power Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL:

For more detailed solar resource data, use NREL's Solar Power Prospector.

Wind

The Maine Wind Energy Resources Map is available in high resolution from NREL: