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Rooftop Energy Potential of Low Income Communities in America REPLICA

The Rooftop Energy Potential of Low Income Communities in America REPLICA data set provides estimates of residential rooftop solar technical potential at the tract-level with emphasis on estimates for Low and Moderate Income LMI populations. In addition to technical potential REPLICA is comprised of 10 additional datasets at the tract-level to provide socio-demographic and market context. The model year vintage of REPLICA is 2015. The LMI solar potential estimates are made at the tract level grouped by Area Median Income AMI income tenure and building type. These estimates are based off of LiDAR data of 128 metropolitan areas statistical modeling and ACS 2011-2015 demographic data. The remaining datasets are supplemental datasets that can be used in conjunction with the technical potential data for general LMI solar analysis planning and policy making. The core dataset is a wide-format CSV file seeds_ii_replica.csv that can be tagged to a tract geometry using the GEOID or GISJOIN fields. In addition users can download geographic shapefiles for the main or supplemental datasets. This dataset was generated as part of the larger NREL-led SEEDSII Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies project and specifically for the NREL technical report titled Rooftop Solar Technical Potential for Low-to-Moderate Income Households in the United States by Sigrin and Mooney 2018. This dataset is intended to give researchers planners advocates and policy-makers access to credible data to analyze low-income solar issues and potentially perform cost-benefit analysis for program design. To explore the data in an interactive web mapping environment use the NREL SolarForAll app.
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27 Resources

 NameSizeTypeResource Description
 SEEDSII REPLICA Documentation.pdf317947image_documentDocumentation for REPLICA
 Sigrin and Mooney 2018image_documentNREL Technical Report. "Rooftop Solar Technical Potential for Low-to-Moderate Income Households in the United States" by Ben Sigrin and Meghan Mooney, 2018.
 Solar For All appwebsiteSolar for All web mapping application
 SEEDSII Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Study WebsitewebsiteSEEDSII Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Study Website
 seeds_ii_replica.csv143104739dataSEEDS II Rooftop Energy Potential of Low Income Communities in America (REPLICA), wide format CSV file
 very_low_sf_rent.zip488243462archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for very low income (0-30% AMI) single-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 very_low_mf_rent.zip488302283archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for very low income (0-30% AMI) multi-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 very_low_mf_own.zip487851897archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for very low income (0-30% AMI) multi-family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 very_low_sf_own.zip488297788archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for very low income (0-30% AMI) single-family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 low_sf_own.zip488257898archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for low income (30-50% AMI) single-family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 low_mf_rent.zip488228297archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for low income (30-50% AMI) multi-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 low_sf_rent.zip488145261archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for low income (30-50% AMI) single-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 low_mf_own.zip487757124archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for low income (30-50% AMI) multi-family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 mod_sf_own.zip488340705archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for moderate income (50-80% AMI) single-family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 mod_mf_own.zip487977299archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for moderate income (50-80% AMI) multi-family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 mod_sf_rent.zip488187522archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for moderate income (50-80% AMI) single-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 mod_mf_rent.zip488261770archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for moderate income (50-80% AMI) multi-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 mid_mf_rent.zip488247397archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for middle income (80-120% AMI) multi-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 mid_mf_own.zip488026515archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for middle income (80-120% AMI) multi-family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 mid_sf_rent.zip488168108archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for middle income (80-120% AMI) single-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 mid_sf_own.zip488371113archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for middle income (80-120% AMI) single-family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 high_mf_own.zip488190097archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for high income (>120% AMI) multi-family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 high_sf_rent.zip488172333archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for high income (>120% AMI) single-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 high_mf_rent.zip488269701archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for high income (>120% AMI) multi-family, renter-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 high_sf_own.zip488465766archivePV rooftop technical potential estimates for high income (>120% AMI) single -family, owner-occupied housing units at the Census Tract level.
 elep_hh.zip487207672archiveAverage household electricity expenditures ($/month) for each income, building type, and tenure. Data derived from LEAD data.
 replica_spplemental.zip499681766archiveREPLICA supplemental data layers

Keywords

NREL energy data low income low and moderate income lmi pv rooftop technical potential solar for all photovoltaic solar tract prediction USA LiDAR residential 2011-2015 demographic data cost-benefit analysis

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•  APR  • 3 2018

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Cite this dataset:

Mooney, Meghan; Sigrin, Ben (2018): Rooftop Energy Potential of Low Income Communities in America REPLICA. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. https://dx.doi.org/10.7799/1432837

About this dataset

id 81
DOI 10.7799/1432837
Pub Number 70901
status Publicly accessible
last updated soon

DOE Project

EE0032307 Unlocking Widespread Solar Adoption Understanding Preferences of Low- to Moderate-Income Households to Create Scalable Sustainable Models

Research Areas

  • Energy Analysis
  • Solar Power

Additional Subjects

  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar Energy

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