Short description: A software is needed to map available roof surface areas using data from a regional geographic information system (GIS). It should detect and automatically measure individual roof surface areas and analyse them (already covered by PV/solar thermal/others) within a defined municipal boundary.
Market potential: For a more systematic development of regional solar PV markets in certain regions, this software could make a crucial contribution, also in advancing Renewable Energy Communities.
Timing: Due to the need of energy transition, the booming solar market and the new renewable energy communities – the sooner the better!
Desired result: The challenge owner is a regional energy agency which supports municipalities and local businesses in the energy transition. It would be useful to have a tool that easily provides information on potentials and already used roof surfaces for solar energy in specific locations.
Information on challenge owner: Regional Energy Agency.
Keywords: Solar Energy; Photovoltaics (PV); GIS (Geographic Information System); DORIS interMAP; Renewable Energy Communities (REC)