I used Esri ArcGIS Pro in conjunction with the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to identify and rank the suitability for solar panel sitting in Montgomery County PA. I accounted for factors of slope, aspect, distance from roads, distance from power lines, protected areas, water bodies, and distance from development. For solar panel site selection, I considered only non-developed landscapes. The best locations for solar panels had South facing slopes, were close to existing infrastructure, and away from natural protected areas.
Burke, Elizabeth, "Analyzing Potential Solar Farm Sitting for Montgomery County, PA Using GIS" (2021). Environmental Studies Presentations. 9.
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