Framework for calculating the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) footprint considering building electricity supply and demand from the urban level

Taehoon Hong, Minhyun Lee

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Abstract

An energy paradigm shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy played an important role in increasing the market penetration through distributed solar generation (DSG), often with a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system. For a successful implementation of DSG, it is crucial to determine how much electricity from DSG is required to offset the building electricity consumption. By examining the rooftop solar PV footprint, the total area required to meet building electricity demand with DSG, it is possible to analyze the relationship between the building electricity supply and demand strategically from the urban level. Therefore, this study aims to propose a framework for calculating the rooftop solar PV footprint by considering building electricity supply and demand from the urban level. The framework proposed in this study could be applied to accurately calculate and estimate the rooftop solar PV footprint for evaluating the building energy performance considering electricity supply and demand from the urban level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages511-523
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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