Rooftop Solar PV Dataset of the College of Engineering in Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti

Published: 20 August 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/ysgkfmk6g2.2


The research set out to determine the amount of power that could be generated from the utilization of rooftop spaces on the College of Engineering, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. In so doing, the total surface areas, useful surface areas and the number of panels that could be fitted onto the rooftops were obtained. This data represents the total roof surface areas and useful roof surface areas (for the installation of 300W solar PV panels) of the College. It also represents the number of solar PV panels that can be fit onto the different rooftop orientations of each building (wing) in the College. The rated capacity of each orientation of the rooftop can also be obtained with the use of this data


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The rooftop surface areas were obtained with the use of Revit Software and the Google Earth Polygon Tool. The rooftop measurements were traced on Google Earth, the rooftop was then modelled in 3D on Revit Software using the obtained measurements. The total roof surface areas for each rooftop was then obtained from the Revit Software. The useful roof surface areas were obtained by modelling a 300W solar PV panel on Revit, the PV panels were then placed on the rooftops until it fit the rooftops completely. The areas covered by the PV panels were traced on Revit using the "region" tool. These areas covered by the panels are the useful roof surface areas. The number of PV panels that fit unto each orientation of the rooftop (North to South) were recorded.