Exploring rooftop PV panels potential¶
One of the applications provided by the PICO model developed by Geodan, is to gain insight in the potential for rooftop PV panels. Based on internal calculations the model can be queried for the potential on roofs of 5 different orientations:
Roofs facing north
Roofs facing east
Roofs facing Ssouth
Roofs facing west
There are two possible ways to use this service:
Via the ‘External services’ menu
Via the context menu of an area on the map
Exploring potential values¶
When you right click on a building on the map, a context menu appears
Click ‘Building ESDL contents’ to open the building editor
Right click on one of the icons for the solar potential (SP)
Click on ‘Edit’ to open the ESDL browser and inspect the information.
Converting potential to actual installations¶
The last functionality is to convert (part of) the potential to installed capacity of PV installations.
Right click on an area, and select ‘Use Rooftop PV Potential’
At the moment you can fill in one percentage for all orientations and apply this to this area or all areas
If you open the building editor again, the result looks like this. By right clicking on an icon for a PV installation and selecting ‘Edit’ from the menu, values can be inspected.
ESDL: The produced energy in kWh is connected as a SingleValue profile to the OutPort of the PVInstallation asset. Other models, like for example the Energy Transition Model, know how to handle this information and are able to take these values into account.