Development and Implementation of Renewable Energy Potential Geospatial Database Mapping in India for Cloud SDI Using Open Source GIS

  • Rabindra K. Barik
  • K. Muruga Perumal
  • P. Ajay-D-Vimal Raj
  • S. Rajasekar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 435)


India is owing to the substantial gaps amongst the established energy demand and mounted power capacity, with the conclusion that the per capita energy consumption in India is one of the lowermost in the world. The opportunity for development in India’s energy system is huge. Renewable energy presently makes up a slight share (0.36%) of total main commercial energy supply, whereas 96.9% of such supplies come from fossil energies and 2.76% from hydro and atomic resources in India. The present research paper primarily proposed the renewable energy potential scenario in each and every state of India by taking different aspects with the clarification to the developed energy demand in future of India. Secondly, it has also developed the renewable energy potential geospatial database in India with the help of open-source GIS software further implementation in cloud SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) Model for better visualization and mapping of potential sites. Present paper has used Quantum GIS 2.14.3 open-source GIS software for the geospatial database creation. The developed geospatial database has been successfully viewed and implemented with Quantum GIS 2.14.3 as thick client environment for sharing of various factors, i.e. wind, small hydropower, biomass power and solar which are associated with the renewable energy potential scenario in India.


Renewable energy GIS Open-source Geospatial database 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rabindra K. Barik
    • 1
  • K. Muruga Perumal
    • 2
  • P. Ajay-D-Vimal Raj
    • 2
  • S. Rajasekar
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer ApplicationKIIT UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical & Electronic EngineeringPondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia
  3. 3.Researcher of NEC LaboratoriesNEC Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.SingaporeSingapore

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