CSTEP will help Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company as a technology partner by using the aerial Light Detection & Ranging technology to develop high-resolution 3D maps of the city
New Delhi: Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), a non-profit think tank, is building a tool that can help identify most suitable rooftops to install solar rooftop photovoltaic (RTPV) plants in Bengaluru.
CSTEP will help Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) as a technology partner by using the aerial Light Detection & Ranging (LiDAR) technology to develop high-resolution three-dimensional maps of the city.
“This first-of-its-kind tool can accurately assess the potential of rooftop solar in Bengaluru and the associated business case for all consumer categories,” CSTEP said.
BESCOM aims to achieve a target of one gigawatt of solar RTPV capacity by 2021-22.
The research organisation said that the tool would be launched in 2019 and will be made freely accessible by all BESCOM consumers to help them make investment decisions. “These efforts are aimed at a larger objective of enabling adoption of an integrated power-sector planning framework,” CSTEP said.
The think-tank is also engaging with the Bihar government to understand the scalability of such an approach for strategic RTPV development.