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Sustainability 2014, 6(9), 5730-5744; doi:10.3390/su6095730

Development of a Geographical Information System (GIS) for the Integration of Solar Energy in the Energy Planning of a Wide Area

Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Via G. Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino (FR), Italy
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Received: 11 June 2014 / Revised: 31 July 2014 / Accepted: 19 August 2014 / Published: 28 August 2014
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Abstract

Energy planning has become one of the most powerful tools for urban planning even if several constraints, (i.e., aesthetic, archaeological, landscape) and technological (low diffusion of Renewable Energy Sources, RES) reduce its spreading. An efficient and sustainable urban planning process should be based on detailed energy issues, such as: (i) the effective energetic characteristics and needs of the area like urban density and energy consumption, (ii) the integration of different RES and (iii) the diffusion of high efficiency technologies for energy production like cogeneration and district heating. The above-mentioned energetic issues and constraints must be constantly updated, in order to evaluate the consequences on environment and landscape due to new distributed generation technologies. Moreover, energy strategies and policies must be adapted to the actual evolution of the area. In this paper the authors present a Geographical Information Database System (GIS DB) based on: (i) the availability of land use (Land Capability Classification, LCC) to evaluate the productive potential; (ii) the estimation of residential energy consumptions (e.g., electricity), (iii) the integration of RES. The GIS DB model has been experimented in a wide area of Central Italy, considering exclusively the solar energy source for energy generation. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy planning; Geographic Information System (GIS); land use; multicriteria decision analysis energy planning; Geographic Information System (GIS); land use; multicriteria decision analysis
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Massimo, A.; Dell'Isola, M.; Frattolillo, A.; Ficco, G. Development of a Geographical Information System (GIS) for the Integration of Solar Energy in the Energy Planning of a Wide Area. Sustainability 2014, 6, 5730-5744.

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