IndecoSoft completed the solar irradiation algorithm. This algorithm is intended to be used by the end user in order to compute the rooftops solar potential over a period of time or for the whole year. Using r.sun by GRASS (open source app), we managed to compile a script that allows for one area or each rooftop selected, to calculate the energy that can be produced by a solar panel mounted on that roof or roofs.
The algorithm takes into account: city horizon, surrounding mountains, shadows from other buildings, reflected light, roof slopes and aspects, geographical location, average atmospheric turbidity, elevation, height of the building etc.
Start date: 15.01.2012
End date: 15.06.2015
Duration: 42 months