Integrating renewable energy sources, such as active solar energy systems, into the urban fabric is of utmost importance to forge resilient cities with high levels of sustainability.
A main objective of the IEA SHC Task 51 Solar Energy in Urban Planning has been to provide support to urban planners, authorities and architects to develop urban areas with architecturally integrated solar energy solutions.
The scope includes solar energy issues related to new and existing urban development areas and sensitive solar landscapes. Results from 11 countries are contained within this report. It also includes a review of legal frameworks, description of barriers and opportunities in planning processes as well as the approaches, methods and tools used.