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Photovoltaics in the Urban Environment; Lessons learnt from large scale projects
Gaiddon, B.; Kaan, H.F.; Munro, D.
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Efficiency & Infrastructure 10-7-2009
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-B--09-011 Book
Number of pages: Full text:
256 Download PDF  

Published in: Photovoltaics in the urban environment, 978-1-84407-771-7, Earthscan.

The concept of cities as potential photovoltaic plants is rapidly gaining prominence, but until now there has been no large-scale study of the impacts of such developments on urban fabric and infrastructure, or on inhabitants. This book, based on wide-ranging studies supported by the European Commission and International Energy Agency, is the first to properly address these issues. It sets out by looking at the implications on planning policy of PV in the urban environment, and giving an overview of the implementation and occupation processes. It then moves on to present detailed case studies from a range of European cities, examining the role of large-scale PV installations in urban renewal and new urban area development stretching back over 15 years. It ends with a review of technical guidelines for PV, and regulation/legalities surrounding planning, building and grid connection. The book will form an essential resource for planners and developers who are considering including large-scale PV in their plans and who want to understand what has (or hasn't) worked, and why.

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