EGU21-15214
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-15214
EGU General Assembly 2021
© Author(s) 2021. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Estimation of photovoltaic energy generated in urban environments, case: Medellín Metropolitan Area (MMA) (Colombia)

Nathalia Correa Sánchez1, Oscar José Mesa Sánchez2, and Carlos David Hoyos Ortíz3
Nathalia Correa Sánchez et al.
  • 1Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Facultad de Minas, Departamento de Geosciencias y Medio Ambiente, Colombia (nacorreasa@unal.edu.co)
  • 2Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Facultad de Minas, Departamento de Geosciencias y Medio Ambiente, Colombia (ojmesa@unal.edu.co)
  • 3Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Facultad de Minas, Departamento de Geosciencias y Medio Ambiente, Colombia (choyos@gmail.com)

This work considers photovoltaic solar energy as an alternative to promote the diversification of the energy matrix and contribute to improving access to the citizens of Medellín (MMA) Metropolitan Area,  Colombia. The objective is a more sustainable and resilient energy use.  To achieve this, we assess how much of the energy demand can be generated within the city, integrated into the urban morphology at the roofs of existing buildings. We use meteorological information and power measurements from three experimental solar panels. We analyze the photovoltaic energy potential in these Representative Urban Areas (RUA) and provide information relevant to the whole Valley's context to guide sustainable and resilient energy planning.  One particular result is about the energy reduction factor due to cloudiness, which quantifies how energy would vary under the region's cloud conditions.

How to cite: Correa Sánchez, N., Mesa Sánchez, O. J., and Hoyos Ortíz, C. D.: Estimation of photovoltaic energy generated in urban environments, case: Medellín Metropolitan Area (MMA) (Colombia), EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-15214, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-15214, 2021.

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