WIT Press


Solar Action Plans In European Cities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC120582

Volume

155

Pages

12

Page Range

687 - 698

Published

2012

Size

348 kb

Author(s)

A. Mueller, S. Linder, E. Caamaño-Martin, E. Higueras, F. J. Neila, I. Useros, X. Marrero, A. Alonso, A. Saade, M. Jedliczka, M. de l’Epine, Y. Françoise, J. Bigorgne, E. Kjellsson, A. Cornander, J. Fernandes, R. Arndt, S. Pintarits & E. Wildbrett

Abstract

POLIS (Identification and mobilization of solar potentials via local strategies) is funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme aiming at the implementation of strategic town planning and local policy measures to activate the solar ability of urban structures in European cities (www.polis-solar.eu). The aim is to present and evaluate current developments and bring together key stakeholders of this process to improve planning/legislation practice towards a solar development. With respect to the urban structures and composition of buildings the importance of solar energy is evident, since the shape of constructive structures and relevant surfaces are the basis for application of solar systems and for receiving passive solar gains. To ensure the solar use certain requirements need to be included in development planning and building legislation. In addition, existing buildings need to be qualified for the application of

Keywords

solar urban planning, solar development, passive solar gains, solar potential, solar energy supply, solar mobilization, improvement of planning and legislation practice