Urban Solar Generation Potential
Every community in the world has solar energy resource which - if used properly - can support community objectives to reduce carbon footprint, secure energy supply and create new industry. The benefits of using solar energy are defined by a community's Solar Generation Potential. That is why at Green Power Labs, we encourage communities to quantify their Solar Generation Potential at early stages of community energy planning. This work can begin with one neighbourhood and expand across an entire community. Urban solar potential mapping is a strong, interactive tool to engage citizens and elected officials in clean energy deployment. It supports decision making on policy initiatives and practical implementation of clean energy strategies.
Based on clean energy resource maps and our knowledge of and expertise in best technology practices, our Engineering Team determines energy generating potential of community's facilities and residential buildings and houses, and develops energy generation potential maps.
The generating potential of new or existing facilities is a function of the available resource at the building, its architectural design, and the efficiency of energy technologies applied. Our assessment evaluates these elements to identify both the on-site renewable energy potential, and best practice strategies to integrate renewable energy into the community energy mix. This provides community-wide information on the potential for generating and using renewable energy, and identifies the buildings with the greatest potential for development of renewable resources.