Modelling Solar Energy Potential for Green and Sustainable Urban Environment

Authors: Jeong Seong*, University of West Georgia
Topics: Sustainability Science, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Remote Sensing
Keywords: Sustainability, Solar radiation, GIS
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM
Room: Napoleon D2, Sheraton 3rd Floor
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The purpose of this research is to model solar energy potential using GIS for green and sustainable urban environment. A study area is located in the University of West Georgia (UWG) campus, Carrollton, GA. Along with the sustainability initiatives by UWG, this research aims at providing invaluable resources for viable, bearable, and equitable environment. Particularly, this research has focused on developing a solar energy potential model using various geospatial techniques. Digital surface model (DSM) was created from LiDAR and drone images and the DSM was used to reflect real-world situations. Area solar radiation, point solar radiation, and hemispherical solar radiation graphics were modeled. This research, as a case study, has demonstrated how geospatial technology can help making sustainable environment.

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