Date: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 15:00
Duration / timezone: 1 hour / Central European Time
(Brussels, Paris, Berlin)
Moderators: Alexandre Pavlovski, Vladimir Kostylev
Content: A comprehensive, multi-step approach to assessing solar energy opportunities for regional development and community energy planning is presented by Green Power Labs (Canada). This approach includes three major assessment steps: Regional solar resource mapping, to understand the spatial distribution pattern of solar resource and to identify areas with higher resource levels more beneficial to large-scale solar deployment. LIDAR-based solar suitability mapping of communities, towns and cities to determine and rate solar energy generation potential of buildings and houses, and related CO2 emissions reduction/carbon credit generation potential. Site suitability assessment for prospective candidate buildings to determine the applicable solar technologies, recommend solar system configurations, and calculate return on investment and payback period for investing in solar.