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PV Rooftop Dataset


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) PV Rooftop Database (PVRDB) is a lidar-derived, geospatially-resolved dataset of suitable roof surfaces and their PV technical potential for 128 metropolitan regions in the United States. The PVRDB is downloadable at the AWS S3 Bucket by city and year of lidar collection. Five geospatial layers are available for each city and year: 1) the raster extent of the lidar collection, 2) buildings identified from the lidar data, 3) suitable developable planes for each building, 4) aspect values of the developable planes, and 5) the technical potential estimates of the developable planes.

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DOE Project Name: Solar Value Analysis and Market Penetration Modeling
DOE Project Number: EE00025803
DOI: 10.25984/1784725
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Data from January, 2016
Submitted Apr 2, 2020


National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


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Meghan Mooney
National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL


energy, power, solar, NREL, PV, rooftop, building, developable, plane, installations, developable planes, aspect, raster, geospatial data, PVRDB, NSRDB, photovoltaics, GIS, infrastructure, roof, lidar


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