An App for Evaluating Solar Energy

posted on August 15, 2014

MSI Principal Investigator Len Kne and a team of graduate students in Geographical Information Science (GIS) have created an app that allows users to evaluate the solar potential of any given location in the state of Minnesota. The web-based app uses Lidar data and GIS technology. It was awarded first place in the Climate Resilience App Challenge at the 2014 Esri User Conference, which was held in July 2014 in San Diego, California.

Kne is on the research staff of the Minnesota Population Center and is the Coordinator of the U-Spatial Initiative. An article about the new app appeared recently on the Rochester PostBulletin.com website.