Renewable Energy Materials Properties Database (REMPD)

REMPD Resources

An open-source version of the database is available to download as a plaintext pg_dump file that can be reimported onto a Postgres server using the pg_restore tool, where users familiar with relational databases and SQL can query the raw data directly. Comma-separated value (CSV) files of the core data tables are also available for download:

Previous Versions

Recommended Citation

We recommend you cite the REMPD as follows:

  • NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 2023. "Renewable Energy Materials Properties Database." Version 1.1. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Energy.


The development of the REMPD was sponsored by the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (ERRE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and DOE's EERE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO).

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) led the research and developed the database in collaboration with:

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)
  • Arizona State University (ASU)
  • Industry partners (e.g., GE, Vestas, Siemens).

Team members include:

  • National laboratory project coordination: Melinda Marquis and Annika Eberle, NREL
  • DOE project coordination: Richard Tusing, NREL
  • Database design: Dylan Hettinger, NREL
  • Web application development: Tom King, Annika Eberle, Aaron Vimont, and Jon Weers, NREL
  • Material intensities for solar energy: Brittany Smith and Jarett Zuboy, NREL
  • Material intensities, scaling relationships, and scenario analysis for wind energy:
    • Annika Eberle, Aubryn Cooperman, Dylan Hettinger, Julien Walzberg, Senu Sirnivas, Daniel Inman, Liam Watts, Derek Berry, and Abigayle Moser, NREL
    • Brandon Ennis, Evan Sproul, and Ryan Clarke, SNL
  • Life cycle inventory data:
    • Thomas Hendrickson, LBL
    • Evan Sproul, SNL
    • Dylan Hettinger and Brittany Smith, NREL
  • Physical properties data:
    • Sujit Das and Parans Paranthaman, ORNL
    • Sridhar Seetharaman, Aletta Oswald Dsouza, and Yuri Korobeinikov, ASU
    • Brittany Smith and Jarett Zuboy, NREL
  • Source, availability, and significant use data: Aubryn Cooperman, Brittany Smith, Jarett Zuboy, Sanjini Nanayakkara, Annika Eberle, and Julien Walzberg, NREL
  • Graphic design: Nicole Leon and Joshua Bauer, NREL
  • Editing: Sheri Anstedt, NREL
  • Review:
    • Mike Derby, Patrick Gilman, and Liz Hartman, DOE EERE WETO
    • Paul Basore and Krysta Dummit, DOE EERE SETO
    • Brian Smith, Matt Shields, Sherif Khalifa, David Feldman, Michael Woodhouse, Robert Margolis, Mark Ruth, and Eric Lantz, NREL
    • Lillie Ghobrial and Robert Norris, ORNL
    • William Morrow, LBL
    • Sridhar Seetharaman, ASU
    • Joshua Paquette, SNL


This work was authored in part by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, operated by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the DOE or the U.S. Government.

Related Publications

  • Eberle, Annika, Aubryn Cooperman, Julien Walzberg, Dylan Hettinger, Richard F. Tusing, Derek Berry, Daniel Inman, Senu Sirnivas, Melinda Marquis, Brandon Ennis, Evan Sproul, Ryan Clarke, Joshua Paquette, Thomas Hendrickson, William Morrow, Sujit Das, Matthew Korey, Parans Paranthaman, Robert Norris, Lillie Ghobrial, Sridhar Seetharaman, Yuri Korobeinikov. 2023. Materials Used in U.S. Wind Energy Technologies: Quantities and Availability for Two Future Scenarios. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-81483.
  • Cooperman, Aubryn, Annika Eberle, Dylan Hettinger, Melinda Marquis, Brittany Smith, Richard F. Tusing, Julien Walzberg. 2023. Renewable Energy Materials Properties Database: Summary. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-82830.

Previous Versions

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