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Development of urban solar infrastructure to support low-carbon mobility
Fernández Mendoza, Joan Manuel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Sanyé Mengual, Esther (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Angrill Toledo, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
García Lozano, Raúl (Inèdit Innovació S.L)
Feijoo Costa, Gumersindo (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Ingeniería Química)
Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Terreny, Cartogràfica i Geofísica)
Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)

Date: 2015
Abstract: The provision of an adequate network of urban infrastructures is essential to create clean and energy-efficient urban mobility systems. However, the urban infrastructure to support sustainable mobility can produce a substantial environmental burden if no life cycle environmental criteria are applied in its design and management. This paper demonstrates the potential to support energy-efficient and CO2-free pedestrian and e-bike mobility through the eco-design of urban elements. An eco-design approach is applied to reconceptualize a conventional pergola toward an eco-product (solar pergola). The solar pergola generates surplus photovoltaic electricity that provides a multifunctional character. According to the end-use of this energy, passive and active contributions to sustainability are distinguished for robust decision-making. The deployment of solar pergolas can contribute to save from 2,080 kg to over 47,185 kg of CO2 eq. and from 350,390 MJ to over 692,760 MJ eq. in 10 years, depending on the geographic emplacement and electricity grid system. These savings are equivalent to charging 2 to 9 e-bikes per day using clean energy. Instead of maximizing infrastructure deployment to shift to environmentally friendly modes of mobility, the implementation of multifunctional urban elements represents a key area of action in the context of smart city development.
Note: El títol del pre-print va ser: Eco-innovation of urban elements to support sustainable multimodal mobility
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; submittedVersion
Subject: Eco-design ; Multifunction ; Pedestrian mobility ; Electric mobility ; Green electricity ; Smart cities
Published in: Energy policy, vol. 85 (Oct. 2015) , p. 102-114, ISSN 0301-4215

DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.05.022


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