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Tuesday, November 7 • 11:00am - 11:30am
User Session. Using GIS as a Solar Energy Development Tool

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AUTHORS: Richard O’Gara, Senior Geospatial Analyst, PEER Consultants, pc

ABSTRACT: Photovoltaic (PV) electric systems are being installed at a high rate in the United States (U.S.). In fact, 14 GigaWatts (GW) of PV systems were installed in the U.S. in 2016 alone, which is 95% greater than the 2015 total, and the highest amount ever installed in a year in the U.S.. There are now 45 GW of PV capacity installed at 1.4 million sites around the U.S., as of Q1, 2017 (1) _x000D_
There are many sites in the U.S. being currently considered for solar energy generation facilities, and different types of solar energy project work is available to consultants to work on those sites. All the work has spatial questions that must be addressed during the bidding, planning, installation, and maintenance phases of solar power generation projects._x000D_
This presentation will explore the ways GIS has been used to assist with PV solar energy analysis and development projects._x000D_
(1) Solar Energy Industries Association Website, http://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-industry-data_x000D_

Tuesday November 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Enterprise Room

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