This visualization depicts a Google Earth 3D representation of the yearly totals of solar energy production from geo-located rooftop solar sites owned and operated by the City of Las Vegas from 2014-2017. The installation of the solar panels, along with many being installed on existing structures, were an part of an initiative to increase the use of renewable resources by the city and the Public Works Office of Sustainability. This visualization can give an at-a-glance view of the vast amount of solar energy collected and can promote the use of this renewable resource.
To create this visualization, the total solar energy collection values for each year were processed from the data feed. This data was then inputted into Google My Maps, where cylinder markers with diameters based on the totals were placed on the location of each site. The KMZ file was downloaded from this and imported into Google Earth Studio, where the fly-by animation was created.
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Developer(s): Jenal Sanchez, Western Governors University
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Original Posting Date: 10 September 2020