Special Issue "Solar Applications in the Public Space"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 7380
Interests: urban sustainability; environmental Indicators; solar potential; green planning; quality of Life
Interests: operation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems; solar resource in complex urban environments
Interests: geosimulation; geocomputation; artificial neural networks; graphs theory; cellular automata; multi-agent systems; urban morphology; remote sensing; epidemiology; health geography; geomarketing; tourism; smart cities; big data
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Solar mapping in the urban environment is generally focused in quantifying rooftop or facade potential. However, installing photovoltaic-based applications in public open spaces, has distinct requirements to rooftop PV systems that are not generally considered. We can anticipate that soon areas now reserved to cars will be gradually replaced by new revigorated public spaces where innovative smart urban furniture will be a common presence. Such urban solutions, from charging stations to information stands, intelligent waste bins or smart lightning, among others, can benefit from solar power.
In this Special Issue we are interested in novel approaches, methods and tools for assessing the potential of solar energy in the public space, using remote sensing and geographical modelling. Topics of interest include: 1) methods to measure solar resources in the public space; 2) sizing PV-based street furniture in shared urban areas; 3) quantifying the influence of the built environment in solar availability; and 4) other relevant applications in urban solar modelling.
Dr. Teresa Santos
Prof. Dr. Killian Lobato
Prof. Dr. Jorge Rocha
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