Computer-Aided Renewable Energy Language
"With the "European Green Deal" and its centerpiece, the EU Climate Act, Europe is pursuing the long-term goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent. Identifying the best, highest-yield sites for wind and solar power plants is a necessary prerequisite for this" (Klärle & Seuß 2020).
Based on an extensive data research and feasibility study, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Slovenia and Spain were selected as pilot countries. Here, laser scan data or high-resolution terrain models as well as administrative boundaries, protected areas, wind data (EuropeanWindAtlas) and land use data (Copernicus Land Cover) are available in sufficient quality as open data or in the INSPIRE annexe.
In each of the five pilot countries, two sample regions were selected for the calculation. These are one urban and one rural region. Within these project areas, 25 km² analysis areas were then identified and calculated as examples. The results can be found below.