Organised Editing/Activities/Solar Power Mapping

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Global Energy Monitor, in partnership with TransitionZero, is working to catalog solar power installations all over the world in the Global Solar Power Tracker. As part of this effort, we are contributing information on solar power to OpenStreetMap. Accurate, detailed open data on energy production is vital to our efforts to ensure a clean energy future.

Community consultation

The project was announced to the community forum on July 11, 2023.


The mapping activity began July 2023 and will end December 2023.

Tools and data sources

The mapping team edits remotely, primarily using JOSM, with Bing as an aerial imagery source.


Measuring our success

See all the solar power installations we've mapped with this Overpass query.


The mapping team will use JOSM to map solar power installations globally. This involves identifying characteristics of the installation, including the following OSM tags: