In cooperation with the city of Staufen and the Stadtwerke Müllheim-Staufen, greenventory has determined the photovoltaic potential of the entire city. With the help of an interactive participation format, all citizens can see which renewable energy reserves are hidden on the rooftops.
Encouraging the use of solar energy
The city of Staufen is taking a big step in the area of municipal climate protection: It wants to promote the decentralized generation and use of solar energy in the form of solar power. To ensure effective use of solar energy, the three partners from the city, municipal utilities and greenventory have launched an innovation project for Staufen that is unique in Germany to date. To this end, the Freiburg-based start-up analyzed a total of 4,442 buildings for the entire city of Staufen using satellite images and other parameters. The algorithm developed by greenventory determines the potential for photovoltaic systems on a building-specific basis.
Interactive overview of photovoltaic potentials
The core of the project is the greenventory webtool, which can be used by all citizens of Staufen. It allows residents to see for themselves on a map on which buildings solar panels can be installed for the most efficient energy production. For the calculation, not only the size and orientation of the roofs are taken into account, but also the position of the sun. In just a few clicks, all users can see where in Staufen the most solar energy can be used. What stands out is, on the one hand, the ease of use and, on the other hand, the realistic analysis and preparation of the information.
Direct citizen orientation in the energy transition
This intuitive usability of the software as well as the transparent data preparation are a decisive factor for a successful participation of citizens and provide the basis for a well-founded discussion. Because all the information is already on the table, so to speak.