Energy security and its application is the key for economic growth to any country and state. The conventional generation is also the source of greenhouse gas emission attributing to global warming and has has adverse impact on climate. Therefore, a global shift towards sustainable renewable energy generation is being witnessed. India is blessed with abundant solar energy and if harnessed efficiently, Solar energy is extremely beneficial as it is non polluting and its generation can be decentralized. The state of Rajasthan receives maximum solar radiation Intensity in India with very low average rainfall. It also has desert land available in abundance. Therefore, Rajasthan is likely to emerge as the global hub for solar power in the country. Challenge of climate change and global warming continuously threaten the world community, and Rajasthan govt. Has also recognized the urgent need to tackle these challenges. In this paper a methodology is provided for the application of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) to automated solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment analysis on the regional scale. Challenges in urban information extraction and management for solar PV deployment assessment are determined and quantitative solutions are offered. This paper highlights a need for connectivity between demographic information, electrical engineering schemes and geographical information systems (GIS) and a typical factor of solar PV suitable roof area that can be extracted per method. conclusions are developed to provide guidelines for a final methodology with the most useful information in situations of incomprehensive GIS data to facilitate the processing of LiDAR, low budgets for both time and finance, and personnel with diverse expert in computer vision. The methodology can be adapted for use anywhere that LiDAR and urban GIS data is available.
- Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR),
- Renewable Energy Source,
- Computing Sensing,
- New Generation Technology
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