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Last Updated: 2-2015
The energy system is changing towards a more distributed renewable energy systems with locally produced, and consumed energy. This implies the integration of renewable energy technologies within the complex, and diffuse nature of the built environment. This creates a challenging problem for system designers, and urban planners. Energy modelling can aid decision makers in the development of renewable energy systems within the built environment without administrating major changes to the built environment.
For this reason a spatial energy decision support system is created to aid decision makers with the development of renewable energy systems. This model incorporate a GIS-map to represent the spatial environment. Furthermore, the model incorporates a method for allocating wind, and solar energy technologies, and energy production calculation. The energy systems are evaluated using an economic evaluation based on costs per kWh. The model is tested on “de Brand” in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.