TERI developed cloud based open-source Web-GIS tool

Mar 15, 2014 13:08 IST

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on 13 March 2014 developed its first ever cloud based open-source Web-GIS tool. The tool was developed to estimate the rooftop solar power potential for Indian cities.

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The development of Web-GIS tool project was supported by

• Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF)
• Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST)
•  Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
•  Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)
•  Confederation of Industry (CII)

Some features of Web-GIS tool
• It will act as a Decision Support System (DSS) to carry out the pre-feasibility assement of putting rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system for a particular location.
• It will help users to estimate potential green-house gas (GHG) mitigation through solar rooftop route for a given location.

The web-GIS tool first will be launched in Chandigarh and later in other cities. The government was already providing subsidies to the private sector to produce renewable energy.

If seen in international trends perspective, than Germany is one of the countries of the world that produces 25 percent of its energy in form of solar power. Apart from this, there are many other countries who are also investing in renewable energy for the benefit of the environment. This practice also helps in saving cost on production of energy.

About TERI
TERI was established in 1974 for research activities in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable developments.


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