CH2M HILL has completed the initial phase of the Los Angeles County Solar Mapping Portal, which the company says is the largest solar map in terms of geographic area to date.
The map is intended to enable the county to accurately estimate the solar potential of government facility rooftops and for all residents to view existing solar photovoltaic installations in the city, including those on residential, commercial and government buildings. It also shows the amount of solar that has been installed per zip code.
The initial phase was to obtain and evaluate stereo aerial imagery for the areas of Los Angeles County that contain county municipal buildings. CH2M HILL has created three-dimensional models for each of the 1,100 county municipal buildings and is delivering the PV potential for each.
The solar map can be viewed at http://lacounty.solarmap.org.
SOURCE: CH2M HILL