The project is facilitating a concrete and usable tool and insight to help Amsterdam to speed up solar panel integration in the city, which is lagging behind. For a first, it is integrally assessing the PV potential (spatial and economically), its electric grid integration, natural installation moments and alternative roof purposes.
PV energy yield considering grid components
In this project an accurate solar panel potential map is created, indicating the maximum possible PV energy yield per building, considering all surfaces receiving sufficiently high irradiation.
Furthermore, a grid impact model will test how much generated power the grid can actually take in from each building cluster, before problems will arise for the relevant grid components.
Additional conflicting aspects for PV adoption are considered, such as natural installation moments as well concurrent roof purposes. To illustrate, roof reconstructions could already be planned and in many cases Amsterdam's roofs are currently used as terraces.
A solar panel installation calendar
Ultimately, a solar panel installation calendar, indicating the ideal time for building clusters to start implementation of PV systems in certain districts of the city, will be the main outcome from this project.
A 3D visualization will show how the city appearance will change over the years with increasing PV penetration levels.