EuroGEOSS Renewable Energy Showcase „High photovoltaic penetration at urban scale“
EuroGEOSS represents Europe’s contribution to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and is intended to promote the use of GEO-generated data. The e-shape project supports the development of EuroGEOSS, including by means of seven “showcases” covering the fields of food safety, sustainable agriculture, health monitoring, renewable energy, monitoring of ecosystems, management of water resources, catastrophe resilience and climate monitoring.
May 2019 until May 2023
European Comission, Horizon 2020
ARMINES, France (Koordinator)
Institute of Networked Energy Systems, Department Energy System Analysis
The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), Department Atmosphere and Department Land Surface Dynamics
... as well as another 58 partners from 17 countries
Project Manager at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems:
Dr. Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt
In the “energy” showcase, the purpose of the focal area “high photovoltaic penetration at urban scale” is to integrate EO-based data in the GIS-oriented FlexiGIS energy system model, as an alternative to OpenStreetMap land surface data. The main focus here is detection of renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics and solar thermal energy by means of airborne and satellite data.
Together with the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DLR-DFD), the Institute of Networked Energy Systems is working on the definition of characteristic features of PV and solar thermal energy systems. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is able to contribute detailed expertise relating to the setup of systems from its PV module research as well as data from the Copernicus radiation data service which is managed by the Institute of Networked Energy Systems.
The extracted, characterised and geocoded PV and solar thermal energy systems are subsequently used in the internally developed energy modelling software FlexiGIS. FlexiGIS assists potential users such as network operators as well as decision-makers in the fields of urban planning, industry, solar electricity trading aggregators and the general public with issues such as planning the level of own-power consumption for operators of PV systems and researchers modelling urban distribution grid energy systems. For instance, it may help with planning and monitoring tasks or else with providing a short-term forecast of the spatial/temporal variability of electricity consumption as well as generation of electricity by PV roof systems.
Further information on the research project e-shape: