Wouldn't it be nice to have a map of all the backyards people don't want your proposedsolar project in?
Working under a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy'sSunShot Initiative, a group of researchers from Boise State University, Idaho StateUniversity, the University of Idaho and the Idaho National Laboratory have developedPVMapper, a geographic information system (GIS) that helps large-scale photovoltaicproject developers take social preferences and constraints into account.
"I've been working on infrastructure siting for a while now," says David Solan, directorof the Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University and a leader on the PVMapper project. "There used to be a school of thought that just because a project was green,people wouldn't care about its proximity to certain things. Surprise. PV is still infrastructure."
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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