Predicting the Solar Potential of Rooftops using Image Segmentation and Structured Data

François Andrieux
namR
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8 min readApr 14, 2020

An aerial view of buildings’ roofs virtually covered with solar panels, in the south of France

How could we automatically estimate the amount of electricity that solar panels could generate on any building of a country, instantly? It would require to be able to massively compute the roofs topology and their weather condition as well as other key components such as:

  • the surface area available for the…

François Andrieux
namR
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Geo Data Scientist at @namr_france, @Spriteware on Twitter. I create Machine Learning algorithms and Geospatial Analysis for cities and environment