Allocating Optimal Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Sites: GIS-Based Multi-Criteria Modeling of Solar PV Site Selection in the Southern Thompson-Okanagan Region, British Columbia, Canada
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Fossil fuels and non-renewable resources are being replaced with, as modern day society has coined the term, green energy. This movement towards green energy creates a demand for renewable energy resources, such as solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. This study used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in conjunction with Remote Sensing (RS) practices and two weighting systems the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Rank-Order methods for PV site selection. Six multi-criteria models were developed using spatial factors and constraining images to locate potential photovoltaic power plant sites for three settings of fixed axis PV arrays. This analysis was performed at a macro regional scale and further analysis is encouraged for micro site selection.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 50 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-15859OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-15859DiVA: diva2:677559
Subject / course
Geomatics – bachelor’s programme (swe or eng)
, Gävle (English)