This section outlines in depth the methodology to be used in completing this study. First, factors impacting rooftop suitability are defined. Next, viable approaches for measuring and combining these factors are explored. Third, a detailed workflow is presented to complete the desired analysis. Last, the proposed workflow is evaluated.
Objective 1: Identify factors and variables determining rooftop suitability for PV systems.
Objective 2: Develop a GIS model which, given the necessary data and elimination criteria, selects optimal rooftop areas for PV systems.
Objective 3: Apply the model developed in Objective 2 to the study site.
Objective 4: Evaluate the model, specifically identifying any weaknesses and drawbacks.