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Hubinský, Tomáš and Hajtmanek,, Roman and Šeligová,, Andrea and Legény, Ján and Špaček, Robert Potentials and Limits of Photovoltaic Systems Integration in Historic Urban Structures: The Case Study of Monument Reserve in Bratislava, Slovakia. Journals Sustainability Volume 15 Issue 3, 15 (3).

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In the context of the current energy crisis and climate change, the importance of discussions on how to incorporate monument protection into sustainable strategies that mitigate the human impact on the environment and implement renewable sources while preserving cultural values is raised. Through the case study of the Monument Reserve in Bratislava, Slovakia, this article presents the potentials and limits of the integration of photovoltaic systems in historic urban structures that directly affect their feasible participation in smart city and positive energy district concepts by means of energy cooperativeness. This study highlights the most current recommendations and basic principles on how to assess their visual impact and select the most appropriate solutions. Using the datafication process, it analyzes the irradiance of pitched and flat roof polygons of the set area based on their characteristics such as the normal vector azimuth and slope of the rooftops. For this purpose, a 3D morphological model in LOD3 detail and the open-source solar irradiation model r.sun implemented in GRASS GIS / QGIS were used. The data obtained provided an estimate of the output potential to endow the city’s power grid and were compared to the electricity consumption of the particular city district. Furthermore, these data are suitable for designing a customized technical and aesthetic solution for the integration of photovoltaics with respect to cultural sustainability, as well as for decision- and policy makers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar energy; PV systems; historic urban structure; renewable sources; cultural heritage; sustainability; smart city concept; datafication
Subjects: English > Climate Change Adaptation
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2023 08:57
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2023 08:57

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