The work presents the results of development of the geoinformation system " Renewable Energy Sources of Russia " . Regional maps of installations and resources are presented. The problem of determination of small hydropower potential connected with the shortage of hydrological data is stated. Assessment of efficiency of techno-economic analysis of simulation-based autonomous solar lighting systems is described. Overview of regional experience, policies and targets is included. In many countries of the world renewable energy (RE) has already become a dynamically developing branch of energy generation, mechanical engineering, fundamental and applied sciences, equipment and technology. Thus the main purpose of RE development is finally ensuring access for consumers to energy, diversification of energy sources, consolidation of energy security in regions and states. The consumer, both at the level of government and at the level of the end-user, first of all needs extensive and diverse information about: technical means, renewable energy resources, economic aspects (profitability and equipment payback period), experience of development and use of power supply systems on renewable energy sources and installed objects working on RE. Due to this fact the process of developing and providing the consumer with various information resources was started in many countries: at first it was printed products, later it became digital, including access to the Internet. Owing to great value of the geographical aspect during work with data files in the field of RE, geoinformation (GIS) technologies are actively used. These resources are provided both on commercial basis, and in open access. The assessment of renewable energy resources in Russia, were certainly carried out long before the emergence of modern mapping means and data analysis. Nevertheless now there is a question not only in general estimates, but also more exact local data on the renewable energy sources corresponding to inquiries of experts in the field of power plant design, development of data acquisition regulations and their accuracy. The advantage of using GIS-technologies and the need for cooperation of experts from such fields as physics, technics and geography is obvious.
Rafikova, Y. Y., Kiseleva, S. V., Nefedova, L. V., & Frid, S. E. (2015). The use of geoinformation technologies for renewable energy and regional aspects of developing renewable energy in Russia. EPJ Web of Conferences, 79, 04005. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20147904005