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BIPV suitability analysis in the Genève agglomeration using GIS-based multi-criteria evaluation

Abstract : In the first decades of the 21 st century increasing concerns regarding the environmental issues caused by anthropogenic global warming have spurred a rethinking of the generation and consumption of energy, and the management of local resources. In part as a consequence of this trend, it is expected that solar PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels will lead future renewable electricity capacity growth in the next decade [1]. Another societal change is the worldwide rise in urbanization, with the expectation that two thirds of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050. As a result, the consideration of Building-Integrated PhotoVoltaic systems (BIPV) and their widespread adoption is of crucial importance. This work is part of the "G2Solaire" project, a Franco-Swiss project developing a solar cadastre (also called solar map) of the Genève agglomeration. The cadastre to be developed will take the form of a collaborative platform with objectives that are respectively related to:  the intensification of the use of solar energy;  the economic development of solar-related activities;  and in fine to the energy transition goals in a context of urban densification. The solar cadastre of a city comprises a representation of the solar energy that could be collected on each roof. Hence, one of the goals of the project is to develop an improved cadastre, considering façades, with more accurate predictions (considering local operating conditions, radiation reflexion, inter-buildings effects...). Performance Measurement Systems will then be defined in order to assess the suitability of a particular roof for PV integration.
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Martin Thebault, Lamia Berrah, Léon Gaillard, Vincent Cliville, Gilles Desthieux, et al.. BIPV suitability analysis in the Genève agglomeration using GIS-based multi-criteria evaluation. 89th meeting of the EURO Working Group in Multi Criteria Decision Aiding (EWG-MCDA), Apr 2019, Trento, Italy. ⟨hal-02111480⟩



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