College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Congratulations to Mr. J. DeGroote and His Team for Receiving the 2021 IA Energy Center Grant

Posted on Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Congratulations to Mr. John DeGroote and Drs. James Dietrich and Bingqing Liang for receiving the 2021 Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grant titled "Modeling Solar Radiation Potential and Urban Heat Utilizing Mobile Sensors and Topographic Data". Based on field measurement, LiDAR topographic and imagery data, the project will carry out big data Geographic Information System (GIS) and statistical modeling to map highly detailed solar radiation and urban surface temperature for the state of Iowa. The project will provide Iowa utilities, and associated communities, with resources to adopt data-driven approaches to prioritize strategic plans to reduce heating and cooling energy use.