The Region has been working on the launch of an “Energy potential online map” as a tool for mobilising territories and businesses by facilitating the identification of roofs and land most suitable for the deployment of renewable energy
The situation in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur has shown two recurring obstacles to the development of renewable energies (essentially photovoltaic) for several years:
• small land availability for large-sized projects (photovoltaic parks on the ground, wind farms, etc.);
• the knowledge and mobilisation of the actors for installations on buildings (photovoltaic panels on roofs).
This, together with changing usage and data needs, led the Region to work on the topic of dynamic mapping and the integration of real-time data applied to energy. Since the second half of 2017, the Region has been working on the launch of an “Energy potential online map” as a tool for mobilising territories and businesses by facilitating the identification of roofs and land most suitable for the deployment of renewable energy.
This online map aims to offer different functionalities at the scale of plots and roofs for the appropriate energies: simulation of the photovoltaic surface that can be installed by roof and associated revenues, identification of the land available for each type of renewable energy, regulatory constraints by zone (historic center, protected area, etc.), classification of plots in planning documents, proximity to energy grids.
This project will join in a single dynamic online map all the conditions applied to each plot in order to let the projects holders choose if specific plots are suited to become sites for the implementation renewable energy projects.