Urban Energy Modeling to Achieve Regenerative Cities; Case Study: Tehran Metropolis

Document Type : Original Article




This research seeks to determine, compare and identify alternative energy scenarios for the study area, focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. The present study argues that urban regenerative sustainable energy modeling is a suitable method for quantitative evaluation of current and future urban energy systems in terms of increasing use of renewable energy resources. The research method in the present study is a quantitative and analytical method. Using Area Solar Radiation model, solar energy analysis and modeling was developed for the metropolis of Tehran. Also, wind energy analysis and modeling was performed using Windographer software and Weibull distribution function and finally, biomass energy modeling (municipal waste) for the metropolis of Tehran was done using GIS. The results showed that by using spatial and characteristic data and forming a database, the desired modeling in relation to renewable energies was performed within the framework of the regenerative cities approach.


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