TERI Develops Web GIS Tool Trap Rooftop Solar Power

TERI Develops Web GIS Tool Trap Rooftop Solar Power

roof-top-solar-power-plant-500x500The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has developed the first-ever open-source Web-GIS Tool for estimating rooftop solar power potential for Indian solar cities.

The tool aims to develop a high performing and flexible web GIS based tool to estimate the rooftop solar power potential for Indian cities. The first city where the tool will be launched will be the city of Chandigarh, followed by other cities in India.

This initiative is being supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF), with strategic support from the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST), the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Speaking at the lauch of the tool, Punjab Governor, Shivraj Patil said:

“We have taken a decision to install rooftop solar energy devices in government buildings in Chandigarh to become a model solar city. The government was already providing subsidies to the private sector to produce renewable energy.”



Source: The Hindu


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  1. YP Chawla
    YP Chawla 15 April, 2014, 12:10

    All Union Territories are having small land and no land bank. Solar can go in as Roof top only. Can you help the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for Goa & UTs to assess the Solar Capability thru Roof Tops.
    Dr Leena shrivastava is on the advisory panel of JERC
    YP Chawla


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    • gisresources
      gisresources Author 15 April, 2014, 13:02

      Mr. YP Chawala

      Dr. Leena Srivastava is her self associated with the TERI University as a Vice Chancellor, TERI University & Honorary Executive Director.

      At the time of inauguration of the web based GIS Tool for estimating Rooftop Solar Power potential for Indian Solar Cities, she said;

      “If you look at international trends, Rooftop solar PV systems are here to stay. In Germany, about 25 per cent of energy generation comes from solar power and other countries too are investing in renewable energy.” She said that we have to face the challenges thrown up by this sector by investing in innovations while creating the right environment for policy regulatory frameworks.”

      The best way for more information is to contact directly Dr. Leena Srivastava regarding the implementation of the GIS tool for Goa & UTs.

      For more information please visit: http://www.teriuniversity.ac.in/index.php?option=com_news



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