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GIS in Support of the Concentrating Solar Power Program National Renewable Energy Laboratory Lakewood, Colorado, USA By Donna Heimiller Contact Donna Heimiller donna_heimiller@nrel.gov Software ArcGIS Desktop 9.1 Printer HP Designjet 5000 Data Sources ESRI, NREL, U.S. Geological Survey, National Aeronautics and Space Administration This poster describes various ongoing GIS activities at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in sup- port of the Concentrating Solar Power research program. Activities include development of direct normal resource data, analyses to quantify potential for development, and development of interactive data visualization tools. The products are used to understand the relative intensity of the solar resource and the site characteristics that enhance or restrict development into power projects. Reprinted with permission from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under the funding of the U.S. Department of Energy. 82 Sustainable Development and Human Affairs