Finding Renewable Energy Solutions Through GIS

Finding Renewable Energy Solutions Through GIS
Research paper

This project explores Esri's ArcGIS tool and uses its functionality to map out ideal renewable energy locations in specific areas in the United States. Depending on the type of energy source, different factors are considered to draw conclusions about the best places to implement renewable energy power plants. Research into GIS data and renewable energy factors helped guide the search for the datasets that this project required. This paper describes not only the results of ideal locations that were discovered, but also the process of learning and applying the various tools and techniques for the research. The tutorials provided for ArcGIS, demonstrated how the application displays datasets and uses processing tools to manipulate data on a map. The layers that were obtained provided insight to analyze the conditions which would create an ideal site for a solar or wind power plant.

Arete: The PLNU Honors Journal


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