23 May 2014

Presentation of the Report "Non-Photovoltaic Renewable Electric Resources"

Energie Rinnovabili, Impianti idroelettrici write by

S.P.A.R.T.A. has provided its technical contribution to the section regarding the hydropower sector for the second edition of the report "Non-Photovoltaic Renewable Electric Resources: the Growth towards Market Parity Continues", which was presented on May 22th at the Politecnico di Milano. In Italy in the first quarter of 2014, the production of electricity from renewable resources reached almost 40% of the needs. Today the plants from renewable sources are mainly of solar and hydropower types, with an important contribution of the wind power. For the different sources (wind, biomass, hydroelectric) besides providing updated market data, the report explored specific topics. In particular, for the hydroelectric sector supply chain they have been analyzed the development opportunities in the mini-hydro sector. Moreover, the report examined some general issues, including, of particular interest to S.P.A.R.T.A.: the reshaping of incentives for containing costs, the participation of renewable energy in the electricity market, the future of incentives.

28 Feb 2013

Politecnico di Milano

Environment, Progettazione write by

At the Politecnico di Milano S.P.A.R.T.A. gave a lecture on "Laser scanning, processing of data and reverse modeling for geo-environmental monitoring" in the educational seminar, dedicated to the "Use of laser scanner in geo-environment monitoring", that was organized by the Department of civil and environmental engineering. For monitoring and planning the territory S.P.A.R.T.A. showed several examples obtained with specific software technologies to process, 3D model, represent, and analyze the data acquired by laser scanning (CloudCUBE and EasyCUBE, developed by Virtualgeo s.r.l.). Those technologies allow you to model laser data (point clouds) with different techniques, depending on the morphology of the surveyed area, to obtain complex 3D models, corresponding to the real, precise, small-sized (so that they can be managed by any computer) and segmented (according to the operational needs of the end user, e.g. for components, materials, stratigraphic units; or topographic, geological, geographical elements, etc.). In addition, those software allow you to carry out various operations on the 3D information models: draw automatically two-dimensional graphic representations (plans, sections, and elevations); compute values of areas, volumes, angles, slopes, and distances in few seconds; perform metrological investigations (on deformations); produce visual simulations (even in 3D) suitable for communicating and disseminating the projects to the public.