This section includes information and resources related to solar mapping.
The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) developed a solar map that provides information on a given rooftop’s solar capacity and simultaneously connects residents and businesses with installers who can help them capitalize on that capacity. Data collected and calculated through this effort provided residents and business owners with an accurate assessment of their building’s potential for solar photovoltaic Read More »
Solar Mapping can be used as an effective tool to raise awareness and interest in solar energy in your region. Maps can estimate the generating capacity and cost of a solar installation by neighborhood, block, or even building. This toolkit created by the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) provides step-by-step instructions on setting up Read More »
Solar maps are innovative tools that can provide easy answers to these questions. They can help inform policy decisions, educate consumers, drive technological development, increase manufacturing capacity, and improve marketing methods. This briefing paper explains what solar maps are, how they work, and how communities can benefit from their use. This is one in a Read More »
Matt Krusemark, Information Services Manager at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) joined NARC to discuss DRCOG’s solar map project. Learn more about the technologies and techniques DRCOG used to create this user-friendly method to find out a building’s solar pv potential in the Denver, Colorado region. To visit the solar map, visit www.drcog.org.