The solar cadastre, the first on its continental level level, is born in Morocco, which was impressed by the Institute for the Research of Solar Energy and New Energy (Iresen).
This is the mapping of roofs of buildings that are suitable for photovoltaic installations. It can provide more information on the true potential of photovoltaics, especially for low voltage, residential and industrial sectors. The Cadastre is accessible as a web application for assessing the photovoltaic potential: http://cadastresolaire.iresen.org/.
Ben Guerir was selected for the first place in the solar cadastre. The second region under treatment is the city of Casablanca, whose solar record will be completed in December 2018. This will be followed by Marrakech and Rabat, which will cover the entire territory by the end of 2019.
This project is being developed by the Green Energy Park Iresen and Ben Guerir in collaboration with the Laboratory of Geoscience at the Ain College of Academic Sciences at Hassan II University in Casablanca and the Kelaa des Sraghna Urban Agency.
"From now on, public administrations, businesses and individuals can easily identify with the simple color code whether their roofs are suitable for installing solar collectors and have an electrical power rating." To define buildings with high potential for the sun, "says the Institute.