Virginia Renewable Energy Resource Maps

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

Biomass

The Virginia 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 Virginia, use Idaho National Laboratory's Virtual Hydropower Prospector mapping tool.

Solar Photovoltaic

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