March 1, 2023

Opportunities for Mapping Rooftop Solar Energy using LiDAR

Publish Date
Thoreau Rory Tooke
Province of British Columbia

The report is intended to familiarize local government staff and elected officials with the potential benefits of using LiDAR. The specific application of LiDAR to solar energy mapping is provided in the repot, although this presents only one of many valuable products that can be generated from these datasets. LiDAR is becoming increasingly commonplace in municipal and regional government data libraries across British Columbia. However, staff are not often aware of the existence of these datasets, nor are the various planning and management relevant LiDAR applications well understood.


  • Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Planning
  • Environmental Assessment