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Using Satellite and Aerial Imagery for Identification of Solar PV

Julian de Hoog, Stefan Maetschke, Peter Ilfrich, Ramachandra Rao Kolluri

Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems | ACM | Published : 2020

Abstract

Solar photovoltaic (PV) is the fastest growing form of energy generation today, and many countries are seeing significant uptake of distributed solar PV on the rooftops of homes and businesses. However, many of these systems are not accurately registered, and central records of distributed solar PV are often not up-to-date. At the same time, high levels of solar PV are introducing challenges for many stakeholders in the energy sector, such as market operators and network operators, who need to forecast total rooftop solar PV generation across entire regions. One possible solution to this problem is to identify existing solar PV generation systems using overhead satellite and aerial imagery. ..

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