Charts provide a means of displaying data graphically in order to make it easier to understand. Various types of charts can be created from a dataset including bar charts, column charts, pie charts, line graphs, bubble maps and tree maps.
Using data collected in 2012 and 2013, The City has created this solar potential dataset of all buildings within city limits. The data shows varying degrees of a roof’s solar exposure, on an annual basis, in generalized optimal conditions. The data model used to generate the map takes into account the shape of the terrain and the relative position of building rooftops and structures, existing infrastructure, and tree canopies. It doesn’t take into account weather conditions, such as cloudy days and precipitation that limit a roof’s direct solar exposure. It also does not reflect any new adjacent structures built after 2012 that may obstruct another building’s solar exposure.
The Yield levels are measured as kWh\m2\day. Yield values are interpreted as: Low Yield (0 - 0.87); Low Moderate Yield (0.87 - 1.74); High Moderate Yield (1.74 - 2.61); High Yield (2.61 - 3.48)
The compressed file for download is 3 GB. The uncompressed files are 3.35 GB. Data is arranged in Townships, with 16 GeoTiff image files in total.
The Solar map data is intended for information purposes only and as a preliminary solar opportunity assessment tool. It is not intended to be used as a decision making source of information for solar panel installations.