There are four primary objectives to this research, outlined below. For details on each objective, visit research approach.
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. ArcMap is to be used, and a model generated using modelbuilder.
Objective 4: Evaluate the model, specifically identifying any weaknesses and drawbacks. Document and justify unexpected changes to the model, and make suggestions for necessary future work accordingly.