GIS and Its Role in the Solar Evolution, an Exclusive Interview with Curran McBride of Penn State - [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Interview]
- Sep 4, 2019 8:32 pm GMT
The modern utility industry is embracing the possibility of new technology and the ability that data and smart technology affords it. This continued evolution towards the digital utility is particularly exciting when it comes to geographic information systems (GIS) and what it can mean for energy providers, but the possibilities offered by GIS and the solutions for which utilities are already using GIS is a bit of a niche topic. The leaders pushing for utilities to embrace these new technological capabilities find themselves not just as advocates, but innovators of and educators on the technology.
As Energy Central’s recent special issue on GIS demonstrated, though, the enthusiasm in this field is growing and the possibilities are growing. One of the leaders who is pushing to make sure utilities continue to embrace the future of GIS is Curran McBride, a solar energy guru at Penn State University. Continuing towards the goals of spreading the word about GIS in the utility space, Curran was generous enough to take the time to speak with Energy Central as a part of our Power Perspectives™ about everything GIS and energy, specifically how solar could be utilized to advance the solar energy market. So, please take some time to read some of these great insights into the GIS, solar, and utility industries:
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