Energy Production Through Roof-Top Wind Turbines A GIS-Based Decision Support Model for Planning Investments in the City of Bari (Italy)

  • Pierluigi MoranoEmail author
  • Marco Locurcio
  • Francesco Tajani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9157)


In this paper the financial feasibility in the installation of roof-top wind turbines in the territory of the city of Bari (Italy) has been analyzed. The elaborations carried out have allowed to define “wind” maps, in terms of annual mean wind speed and annual energy production, and evaluative maps, in terms of total profit for the investor and land lease values of the flat roofs of existing buildings. The thematic maps generated constitute a primary support for the operators interested in taking advantage of European resources and/or the incentives offered by energy regulations for the installation of roof-top wind turbines and identifying the areas characterized by higher yields. Furthermore, the model obtained provides investors and flat roofs’ owners motivated and contextualized economic values, referred to the local wind power capacities of the areas in which the installation of roof-top wind turbines is financially convenient.


Renewable energy sources Small-scale turbines Discounted cash flow analysis Land lease Financial feasibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierluigi Morano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Locurcio
    • 2
  • Francesco Tajani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Science of Civil Engineering and ArchitecturePolytechnic of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Architecture and DesignUniversity “Sapienza”RomeItaly

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