Harsha Hampapura, Manaswinee Bezbaruah, Akshay Khadse, Utkarsh Agrawal, Meysam Motaharfar
Solar Farm Site Selection
Amidst climate change and escalating energy demands, there's an urgent need to boost renewable energy adoption, particularly solar power, known for its efficient land-use and high power generation. This project aims to classify locations for utility-scale solar farms (≥1MW). Leveraging satellite data—solar irradiance, topography, land use, proximity to cities—we use an ensemble of machine learning models to determine ideal solar farm sites in California.