Detecting shadow for direct radiation using CityGML models for photovoltaic potentiality analysis

N. Alam, V. Coors, S. Zlatanova

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Abstract

Photovoltaic method is very popular for generating electrical power. Its energy production depends on solar radiation on that location and orientation. Shadow rapidly decreases performance of the Photovoltaic system. In this research, it is being investigated that how exactly real-time shadow can be detected. In principle, 3D city models containing roof structure, vegetation, thematically differentiated surface and texture, are suitable to simulate exact real-time shadow. An automated procedure to measure exact shadow effect from the 3D city models and a long-term simulation model to determine the produced energy from the photovoltaic system is being developed here. In this paper, a method for detecting shadow for direct radiation has been discussed with its result using a 3D city model to perform a solar energy potentiality analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban and Regional Data Management, UDMS Annual 2013 - Proceedings of the Urban Data Management Society Symposium 2013
EditorsR. Laurini, C. Ellul, S. Zlatanova, M. Rumor
Pages191-196
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-88523-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventUrban Data Management Society Symposium 2013, UDMS Annual 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 May 201331 May 2013

Conference

ConferenceUrban Data Management Society Symposium 2013, UDMS Annual 2013
Abbreviated titleUBMS annual 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period29/05/1331/05/13

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