Using GIS to Support Access to Community-Based Solar Energy
Authors: brittaney ross
While the benefits of owning rooftop solar are clear, the vast majority of US households are unable to do so. Over 75% of households are unable to have solar installed, because they live in rental properties, or have unsuitable rooftops. Fortunately, there is an alternative. Community solar allows households to access a portion or share of solar installed elsewhere. We will demonstrate a GIS approach for siting community solar to expand the benefits of renewable energy to a wider population.