The project was created under the State Contract No. 14.740.11.0096 of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.


Research and Education Center “Renewable Energy Sources”

Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov,

Joint Institute for High Temperatures RAS.

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About the project

The project “Geo-information system “Renewable Energy Sources of Russia” (GIS RES) is distinguished by the high geographical affiliation of Moscow State University (Laboratory of African Energy Sources (NIL RES)) and the Joint Institute for High Temperature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Laboratory of Energy Sources). The implementation of the project was launched within the framework of the implementation of the State Contract No. 14.740.11.0096 under the Federal Observation Program “Scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of innovative Russia” for 2009–2013. The idea of ​​creating a GIS RES is related to the fact that manufacturers of industrial projects in the energy sector in Russia – solving technological and technical problems – set the task of assessing the possibilities and efficiency of using RES for energy supply to consumers in various regions of the country. It is obvious that, on the one hand, this requires extensive data sets on the most important aspects of natural resources:

  • renewable energy resources
  • economic characteristics of the region
  • arrays of data on potential consumers of RES energy
  • factors that promote or limit the use of RES, etc.

On the other hand, a toolkit for processing and transforming data arrays is required for:

  • obtaining characteristics useful in the design of RES
  • performance forecast
  • detection of observation points covering large objects

In connection with the complex of optimal problems for its solution, the most appropriate is the use of GIS technologies and the development of a geographic information system (GIS) of the chosen thematic focus. In this case, it is possible to successfully operate with extended arrays of information using the modularity of the GIS structure. This makes it possible to link together industry-specific information resources, data on the available administrative resources of Russia, etc.

The development of GIS became possible only on the experience of performers in the field of energy, which reflects the results in scientific publications, patents, monographs. In particular, the results of research and assessment of natural energy resources in Russia were used, which were included in the Atlas of solar energy resources on the territory of Russia (2010) and the Atlas of natural resources on the territory of Russia. The atlas was specially prepared by Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, the Institute of Power Engineering of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the Joint Institute for High Temperature of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The collective development of GIS has extensive experience in creating mathematical models of power plants on African energy sources through their dynamic modeling using modern software products. Some of the published works of the group of performers are presented on the site.