Due to the growing use of Green Energy Sources (GESs), the activities of mapping, monitoring, measurement, and detection of various GESs have become crucial. Assessing and measuring GESs are very complex since different environmental conditions occur. This importance is even greater when researchers face a shortage of measuring instruments and tools in many parts of the world. GES assessment is a challenging task that requires accurate and continuous measurement methods. Currently, traditional methods are very time-consuming and require spending money and human sources. So, the use of accurate and fast measurement methods and tools assessing measuring GESs potential are seriously recommended, which can greatly help the growth of the use of GESs, especially to cover and focus large areas. Satellite remote sensing is used to observe the environment in many fields and new and fast applications. Satellites remote sensing technologies and techniques for GESs assessing are fast, accurate, and can help to reduce costs and decision-making risks of GESs converters installations projects and provide suitable products to the public end-users. These could also be used to identify regions of interest for energy converter installations and to accurately identify new areas with interesting potentials. In this case, researchers can dramatically reduce the possibility of significant error in assessment methods. There is a lack of in-situ measuring tools mainly due to their high economic costs in the interested areas; an accurate analysis was carried out to assess the GESs energy potential. Since there are only limited options for further expanding the measurement over large areas, the use of satellites makes it easier to overcome in-situ limitations. Actually, to use and develop it as much as possible, a correct interdisciplinary understanding is needed. Satellite remote sensing technology for identifying suitable areas for GESs power plants could be a powerful tool that is constantly increasing in its new and fast applications but requires good planning to apply it in various GESs converters installations projects. In this article, a comprehensive review on wind, wave, biomass, geothermal sources assessment using Sentinel-1 (S-1) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite estimation has been summarized along with the different techniques available to measure GESs using satellites. In the paper, several of the successful estimation techniques were introduced in each section and compared for the understanding of limitations and strengths of different methods of GESs availability evaluation.

Green energy sources assessment using sentinel-1 satellite remote sensing / Majidi Nezhad, M.; Nastasi, B.; Groppi, D.; Lamagna, M.; Piras, G.; Astiaso Garcia, D.. - In: FRONTIERS IN ENERGY RESEARCH. - ISSN 2296-598X. - 9:(2021), pp. 1-20. [10.3389/fenrg.2021.649305]

Green energy sources assessment using sentinel-1 satellite remote sensing

Majidi Nezhad M.;Nastasi B.
;
Groppi D.;Lamagna M.;Piras G.;Astiaso Garcia D.
2021

Abstract

Due to the growing use of Green Energy Sources (GESs), the activities of mapping, monitoring, measurement, and detection of various GESs have become crucial. Assessing and measuring GESs are very complex since different environmental conditions occur. This importance is even greater when researchers face a shortage of measuring instruments and tools in many parts of the world. GES assessment is a challenging task that requires accurate and continuous measurement methods. Currently, traditional methods are very time-consuming and require spending money and human sources. So, the use of accurate and fast measurement methods and tools assessing measuring GESs potential are seriously recommended, which can greatly help the growth of the use of GESs, especially to cover and focus large areas. Satellite remote sensing is used to observe the environment in many fields and new and fast applications. Satellites remote sensing technologies and techniques for GESs assessing are fast, accurate, and can help to reduce costs and decision-making risks of GESs converters installations projects and provide suitable products to the public end-users. These could also be used to identify regions of interest for energy converter installations and to accurately identify new areas with interesting potentials. In this case, researchers can dramatically reduce the possibility of significant error in assessment methods. There is a lack of in-situ measuring tools mainly due to their high economic costs in the interested areas; an accurate analysis was carried out to assess the GESs energy potential. Since there are only limited options for further expanding the measurement over large areas, the use of satellites makes it easier to overcome in-situ limitations. Actually, to use and develop it as much as possible, a correct interdisciplinary understanding is needed. Satellite remote sensing technology for identifying suitable areas for GESs power plants could be a powerful tool that is constantly increasing in its new and fast applications but requires good planning to apply it in various GESs converters installations projects. In this article, a comprehensive review on wind, wave, biomass, geothermal sources assessment using Sentinel-1 (S-1) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite estimation has been summarized along with the different techniques available to measure GESs using satellites. In the paper, several of the successful estimation techniques were introduced in each section and compared for the understanding of limitations and strengths of different methods of GESs availability evaluation.
energy mapping; energy potential assessment; open data access; remote sensing techniques; renewable energy source (RES)
01 Pubblicazione su rivista::01a Articolo in rivista
Green energy sources assessment using sentinel-1 satellite remote sensing / Majidi Nezhad, M.; Nastasi, B.; Groppi, D.; Lamagna, M.; Piras, G.; Astiaso Garcia, D.. - In: FRONTIERS IN ENERGY RESEARCH. - ISSN 2296-598X. - 9:(2021), pp. 1-20. [10.3389/fenrg.2021.649305]
File allegati a questo prodotto
File Dimensione Formato  
Meysam Majidi_Green Energy_2021.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Versione editoriale (versione pubblicata con il layout dell'editore)
Licenza: Creative commons
Dimensione 1.28 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.28 MB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri PDF

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11573/1600578
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 4
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 2
social impact