Understanding the Data Powering FindEnergy.com
Constructing a comprehensive tool for consumers to compare electricity providers and solar installers in their area is a huge undertaking. It is only made possible by the tireless efforts of data scientists, engineers and researchers at various government and private organizations. These individuals work to collect and publish otherwise unavailable data that shines light on how our energy is created, energy costs across the United States and the environmental impact of our energy consumption.
As of this writing, the information presented on FindEnergy.com is powered by more than 1 billion data points and calculations. While not all of the data we use is publicly available, the datasets that we pull from the EIA and Census Bureau are the backbone of the tools that we have created here at FindEnergy. These datasets are supplemented by data from the EPA, NREL, Homeland Security, the Department of Energy and others. In addition, FindEnergy collects proprietary, unpublished data directly from electricity providers, solar installers, IP-verified consumers and other sources. The combination of these data sources has enabled FindEnergy to create the most comprehensive energy data resource on the internet.
Below, you can see a list of the major data sources that enabled us to build FindEnergy.com. We owe our sincere gratitude to the individuals and agencies that continue the effort of publishing unbiased data on the United States energy industry.