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CREST is a levelized cost of energy spredsheet tool designed to support; i) policymakers in determining cost-based incentives and; ii)developers in doing general assessments of project economics. The Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST) is an economic cash flow model designed to allow policymakers, regulators, and the renewable energy community to assess project economics, design cost-based incentives (e.g., feed-in tariffs), and evaluate the impact of various state and federal support structures. CREST is a suite of four analytic tools, for solar (photovoltaic and solar thermal), wind, geothermal, and anaerobic digestions technologies.

FieldValue
Product Type
Tool
Data
Focus Area
Low Carbon Development
Scope / Extension
National
Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
Sector
Methodological Steps
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
United States. The tools was originally intended for the U.S. market, but there is the potential for this tool to be adjusted for other markets.
Languages
English
License
other-open
Current Version
1.3
System Requirements
Windows or Mac (Microsoft Excel 2011)
File Size (for download)
220kb
Contact Name
Bethany Speer
Identifier
25baf7e0-89c4-4c56-bbc0-dd20ae1d24ef
e-Learning available
e-Learning available
Facilitated Learning Avalable
Discussion Forum
No