Task 63
Task 63
SHC Task 63

Solar Neighborhood Planning

Solar Neighborhood Planning

Overview

Solar neighborhoods are increasingly important to achieve net zero energy districts and low carbon cities. The planning of neighborhoods that address the generation of renewable energy on site will enable solar thermal technologies and photovoltaics to be implemented or prepared for, as well as creating daylight and sunlight access to achieve healthier urban environments. Solar neighborhoods also create environments which are energy (resource) self-sufficient and resilient to energy price fluctuations or reliance on energy imports – helping future-proof towns and cities.

In this Task, a neighborhood is defined as a group of buildings, a district/precinct. It is a spatially defined, specific geographic area, often including different types of buildings and functions, open space and infrastructure.

A neighborhood can be part of a larger city or a smaller village. It can be part of an urban area, a rural development, or represent an isolated community. Further, it can be connected to a district heating/cooling network or outside such, giving very different boundary condition challenges.

Scope

The scope of the Task includes solar energy issues related to

  1. New neighborhood development
  2. Existing neighborhood renovation and development
Task Information

DURATION
September 2019October 2023
 

OPERATING AGENT
Dr. Maria Wall
SWEDEN
+46/46/222 9662 fax: +46/46/222 4719
maria.wall@ebd.lth.se

What's New
Check Back Soon