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ON-SHORE WIND AND SOLAR POWER PLANTS AS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES FOR VICTORIA

S Margret-Gay, ID Bishop, C Pettit, E Guilbert (ed.), B Lees (ed.), Y Leung (ed.)

ISPRS: Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Theory, Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science | COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH | Published : 2010

Abstract

This study investigates alternative energy scenarios for Victoria to minimise carbon-emissions. There are many renewable energy options for Victoria; however, the visual impact on the State's landscape is unknown. This project illustrates a Victoria powered solely by renewable energy: namely on-shore wind and solar power plants. Areas suitable for such power sources were identified using data analysis via geographic information systems. The visualisation of energy landscapes was produced using digital globe technologies. Landscape scale visualisation enables the State to be perceived in its totality. This will benefit decision-makers considering sustainable energy mixes by assisting with sit..

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