Rooftop Solar PV Dataset of the College of Engineering in Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
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. The 3D Model of the College Rooftop is shown in Figure 1. The 3D Model showing the PV panels placed on the College rooftop is shown in Figure 2. The total roof surface areas and useful roof surface areas of the various wings and buildings in the College of Engineering are shown in Table 1. The percentage of each rooftop that can be used for the installation of 300W solar PV panels is also shown in Table 1. The number of solar PV panels that can fit onto the different rooftop orientations (North to South etc.) of the various wings and buildings in the College is shown in Table 2. These Figures and Tables are present in the attached file titled "Raw Data.docx".
Steps to reproduce
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.