Space-based Inputs for Harnessing Renewable Energy

In Hydropower Sector  Satellite-derived  Digital  Elevation  Model  (DEM)  and  other thematic information (e.g. land-use/ land-cover, geology, geomorphology,etc.) in conjunction with river discharge help assessing the feasibility for locating  hydropower  sites,  especially  in  inaccessible  and  mountainous terrain. Demonstrative studies have been carried out in Uttarakhand and NE region, wherein around 75 potential hydropower sites have been identified. (Partner Institutions: Government of Uttarakhand; Bodoland Territorial Council).  Satellite-derived  estimates  of  solar  radiation  reaching  the Earth’s surface can be used to find suitable areas for harnessing solar energy.Demonstrative  studies  have  been  carried  out  in  urban  environment (Dehradun & Bengaluru) using 3-D modeling for assessing the solar power potential.

Space-based Inputs for Harnessing Renewable Energy