Lessons Learnt from Large Scale Projects
Edited By Bruno Gaiddon, Henk Kaan and Donna Munro
The concept of cities
as potential photovoltaic power plants is rapidly gaining prominence,
but until now there has been no large scale study of the impacts of
such development on urban fabric and infrastructure, or on inhabitants.
This book, based on wide-ranging studies supported by the European
Commission and International Energy Agency, is the first to properly
address these issues.
It sets out by looking at the implications on planning policy
of PV in the urban environment, and giving an overview of the
implementation and occupation processes. It then moves on to present
detailed case studies from a range of European cites, examining the
role of large scale PV installations in urban renewal and new urban
area development stretching back over 15 years. It ends with a review
of technical guidelines for PV, and regulation/legalities surrounding
planning, building and grid connection. The book will form an essential
resource for planners and developers who are considering including
large scale PV in their plans and who want to understand what has (or
hasn't) worked, and why.
'In order to
meet the challenges the world is facing we need nothing less than a
global revolution in ways that energy is supplied and used...This book
is the first kind of systematic collation of concrete urban scale PV
projects and experience...I trust that [it] will find numerous readers
among a broad range of professionals ranging from architects and
engineers to urban planners and project developers.'
From the Foreword by Stefan Nowak, Chairman, IEA PVPS
August 2009 •
208 pages •
246 x 189mm
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