Solar City

Solar is big news these days. Huge fields of panels are being built in rural areas. However, interest in the generation potential of urban environments has been off the radar. Geo Gecko decided to do some research into this and investigate what sort of energy might be generated using roof-top mounted solar panels in one section of the city.

Using a geographic information system we quantified the solar radiation each roof in the AOI would be exposed to based on the below factors

  • Atmospheric effects 
  • Latitude
  • Radiation
  • Daily sun shift
  • Slope
  • Seasonal sun shift
  • Elevation

The figures we came up with were impressive! We're going to dig into this more and come back to you later. Stay tuned!