Solar PV is emerging in urban and peri-urban sectors and rooftop PV has a huge potential. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) as well as other state level agencies are coming with various rooftop programs and certainly private developers and integrators are looking this as one of the market and opportunities. To develop a sustainable model for our Indian solar cities, we also need to concentrate in promoting the green buildings. Green building is the practice of maximizing the usage of a building's resources i.e., rooftop solar photovoltaic system, solar water heater etc. while reducing the environmental impact throughout its life cycle.
To promote solar rooftop systems, especially in Indian solar cities, there is a need for a tool to showcase solar resource potential in a user-friendly format so that users can investigate their locations of interest and perform pre-processed analysis. GIS is the obvious tool to achieve this because it provides visual reference - a map of the entire city showing the buildings those have solar installation potential. An important part of every web-based GIS tool is its mapping or, visualization technology, which makes it possible to show data in the form of maps.
The project exercise includes the following work packages: