Methodology for estimating the rooftop solar feasibility on an urban scale

Harvey Bryan, Hema Rallapalli, Peter Rasmussen, Grey Fowles

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With an increasing number of photovoltaic (PV) systems being installed on buildings and the fact that rooftops are being used as a platform for PV installation many building owners are looking at installation of PV on a large scale. To determine which building rooftops have higher potential for PV installation, we have designed a methodology that makes the process faster, easier and reduces the number of site studies. A case study that was conducted by a team at Arizona State University to assess in preparing a solar feasibility study for the City of Phoenix's public buildings is used as an example to describe the process. This methodology can be applied to a city or a campus or any facility with large number of buildings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010
Number of pages30
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: May 17 2010May 22 2010

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Name39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010


Other39th ASES National Solar Conference 2010, SOLAR 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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