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Articles | Volume XLVI-4/W5-2021
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLVI-4/W5-2021, 343–347, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVI-4-W5-2021-343-2021
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLVI-4/W5-2021, 343–347, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVI-4-W5-2021-343-2021

  23 Dec 2021

23 Dec 2021

ANALYSIS OF SOLAR ENERGY POTENTIAL BY REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES IN VARAŽDINSKA COUNTY, CROATIA

N. Kranjčić1, A. Bek1, B. Đurin2, S. K. Singh3, and S. Kanga4 N. Kranjčić et al.
  • 1Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Hallerova Aleja 7, 42000 Varaždin, Croatia
  • 2Department for Civil Engineering, University North, Jurja Križanića 4c, 42000 Varaždin, Croatia
  • 3Centre for Sustainable Development, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India
  • 4Centre for Climate Change and Water Research, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India

Keywords: Solar energy, Remote sensing, Renewable energy, Solar panels, Varaždinska county

Abstract. Renewable energy becomes more and more considered as energy production due to great benefits and less environmental impact then traditional energy sources. As a part of the European Union, Croatia agreed upon certain energy efficiency goal that need to be achieved during certain period. In this paper we analyse solar energy potential in northern part of Croatia, Varaždinska county. Remotely sensed data, CORINE land cover, digital elevation model, is used to perform multicriteria analysis. There are different solar panels considered: mono-crystalline silicon panels, poly-crystalline silicon panels, amorphous silicon panels, gallium arsenide panels and cadmium tellurium panels. Based on remote sensing data estimated yearly production of electric energy from solar potential could be from 8.40*107 to 2.43*1010 kWh depending on different slope of solar panels. Gallium arsenide panels shows best usability depending on slope estimated energy production is from 2.52*1010 to 7.30*1010 kW.