Multi-criteria aiding for the integration of photovoltaic system in the urban environment : the case of the greater Geneva agglomeration

Thebault, Martin (University Savoie Mont Blanc, Annecy-le-Vieux, France) ; Civillé, Vincent (University Savoie Mont Blanc, Annecy-le-Vieux, France) ; Berrah, Lamia (University Savoie Mont Blanc, Annecy-le-Vieux, France) ; Gaillard, Leon (University Savoie Mont Blanc, Annecy-le-Vieux, France) ; Desthieux, Gilles (School of Engineering, Architecture and Landscape (hepia), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Ménézo, Christophe (University Savoie Mont Blanc, Annecy-le-Vieux, France)

The current climate and energy context is triggering the massive deployment of solar energy technologies in the short term. As a consequence, the number of Photovoltaic (PV) systems that will be set up in urban areas will drastically increase. Such large-scale integration must be guided by careful consideration of a diverse set of criteria, including energy resources and demand, as well as socioeconomic and environmental factors. In this paper, a decision aiding approach is introduced to rank a set of buildings based on their suitability to host photovoltaic systems in the particular case of urban environments. The study takes place in the context of a Franco-Swiss project covering the Grand Genève (Greater Geneva) agglomeration. A list of decision criteria is defined and the ELECTRE III outranking method is used to solve the problem and provide efficient ranking of the different solutions.

Article Type:
Ingénierie et Architecture
HEPIA - Genève
inPACT - Institut du Paysage, d'Architecture, de la Construction et du Territoire
p. 9-30
Published in:
Territorio Italia
Numeration (vol. no.):
2020, vol. 1, no. 1
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