Maps of Germany and the Czech Republic with photovoltaic and battery system sizes for electricity self-sufficient single-family houses under 18 technical and weather dependent scenarios
A total of 54 Geotiffs in EPSG:4326 (can easily be opened with GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS) is provided . These maps are the results of 18 scenarios (S01-S18) proposed to evaluate technical requirements of electricity self-sufficient single family houses in low population density areas in Germany and the Czech Republic. The non-data values inside of the territory of the countries correspond either to pixels with no population or population beyond 1,500 inhabitants per square kilometre (The classification was made using population data from the LUISA project of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission). The file names can be interpreted in the same way as the following example: S01_Battery_min_cost_no_sc.tif where S01 is the scenario number (01 to 18 are possible), Battery is the type of technology presented in the map (there are also optimally tilted photovoltaic panels named "PV1" and photovoltaic panels with 70° inclination named "PV2"), “min” stands for minimizing and the following word stands for the minimization objective. In this case with “cost” the objective of the scenario is to minimize cost (“battery” for battery size and “pv” for photovoltaic size are also possible). Additionally, there is “no_sc” for case studies that do not consider snow cover and "sc" in case snow cover is considered. Finally some of the files include a year at the end of the file name. This stands for the year of the irradiation and temperature data sets that were used to run the scenario. All files without a year correspond to scenarios calculated with average weather data (Average hours calculated from two decades of data from the COSMO-REA6 regional reanalysis).
Steps to reproduce
The procedure to generate these maps is described in detail in the Paper "Electricity self-sufficiency of single-family houses in Germany and the Czech Republic" published in Applied Energy.