WIT Press


Solar Potential Calculation At City And District Levels

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC120572

Volume

155

Pages

11

Page Range

675 - 685

Published

2012

Size

2,126 kb

Author(s)

E. Caamaño-Martin, E. Higueras, F. J. Neila, I. Useros, D. Masa-Bote, F. Tortora, S. Díaz-Palacios, X. Marrero, A. Alonso, A. Saade, M. Jedliczka, C. Mique, M. de l’Epine, E. Willdbrett, E. Kjellsson, A. Cornander & J. Fernandes

Abstract

Several cities worked together through the European cooperation project POLIS on the identification of active and passive solar potential. Different studies were set up within a specific framework, using different methodologies in order to reach the shared goal. The following paper presents initiatives in Malmö (Sweden), Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), Lyon (France) and Lisbon (Portugal). There are 2 main objectives for these initiatives. The first goal is to guide the development of solar energy on a large scale (ex: city level) by identifying the urban areas where solar energy could be easily implemented or where energy needs are very high. The second goal aims to bring information to inhabitants and building owners on the potential of their roof to encourage them to invest in solar. Providing this information requires detailed calculations and results readily understandable by the beneficiaries. It is usually implemented at the level of a district previously identified. Keywords: solar potential, photovoltaic, solar thermal, passive solar energy supply, urban planning.

Keywords

solar potential, photovoltaic, solar thermal, passive solar energy supply, urban planning.