The Luskin Center Releases the "Los Angeles Solar Atlas" and Receives Coverage from KCET
The Luskin Center is proud to announce the publication of its "Los Angeles Solar Atlas." The product of research by J.R. DeShazo, Ryan Matulka and Norman Wong, the atlas is designed to help further the development of Solar in Los Angeles by providing industry professionals and policymakers with fine grained data about sun exposure in their local areas.
This atlas is organized to help cities and electricity utilities understand their own solar rooftop potential so that they may be better stewards of these resources. Each map presents the geographical distribution of solar potential across neighborhoods and parcels. The maps are accompanied by a description of how the solar potential varies across single- and multi-family residences, commercial and industrial parcels, and non-profit and government parcels since the economic benefits and policy incentives may vary accordingly.
Rich with detail, the atlas even includes breakdowns of the probable top grossing addresses by district and by utility. Because cost-effectiveness increases with the size of a solar installation, the atlas also presents, for each jurisdiction, the number of potential solar projects by size as well as the total rooftop potential.
The full Los Angeles Solar Atlas is available as a single pdf (92 MB).
To see KCET's coverage of the Solar Atlas, click KCET.
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011