Calculating Solar Irridiance for Individual Buildings in Bristol,England using LiDAR
A repository that shows how the Bristol Solar Team at the Open Data Bristol hackathon event (Nov 2018) estimated solar irridiance for buildings in Bristol, England using open data (LiDAR - Environment Agency) and open source tools (R,SAGA).
These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See deployment for notes on how to deploy the project on a live system.
To run the code, you will need to have R and SAGA installed. SAGA is a Geographic Information System (GIS) Free Open Source Software (FOSS). All required packages will be installed at the beginning of the rmarkdown.
To install SAGA on ubuntu;
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:johanvdw/saga-gis sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install saga
For windows, we recommend downloading from OSGEO https://live.osgeo.org/en/download.html, which also contains several geospatial libaries (including GDAL/GRASS).
- Tom Statham - Calculating Solar Irridiance for Individual Buildings in Bristol,England using LiDAR - tastatham
- Lenka Hasova - Part 2: Evaluating the potential for PV installations on building roofs - hasovalenka
- David Saunders - For his domain knowledge of solar energy and project manager
This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.md file for details
- We would like to thank Bristol City Council for the small stipend for carrying out this work.