THERMAL SCIENCE

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THREE-DIMENSIONAL URBAN SOLAR POTENTIAL MAPS: CASE STUDY OF THE I-SCOPE PROJECT

ABSTRACT
Solar maps as web cartographic products that provide information on solar potential of surfaces on the Earth have been exploited in decision making, awareness raising, and promoting the use of solar energy. Web based solar maps of cities have become popular services as the use of solar energy is especially attractive in urban environments. The article discusses the concept and aspects of urban solar potential maps on the example of the i-Scope project as a case study. The i-Scope roof solar potential service built on 3-D urban information models was piloted in eight European cities. To obtain precise data on solar irradiation, a good quality digital surface model is required. A cost efficient innovative method for generation of digital surface model from stereophotogrammetry for urban areas where no advanced source data (e. g. LiDAR) exist is developed. The method works for flat, shed and gable roofs and provides sufficient accuracy of digital surface model .
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2017-07-15
PAPER REVISED: 2017-09-25
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-09-25
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2017-10-07
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI170715213P
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2018, VOLUME 22, ISSUE 1, PAGES [663 - 673]
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