31 Aug '15, 4pm

Using Google to Calculate Solar Power Harvesting Potential

Using Google to Calculate Solar Power Harvesting Potential

Needless to say, a lot more people would likely choose to install solar panels on their roofs, if they had viable information as to how much power they can realistically expect to get from them. Solar panels are expensive after all. Now, Google is starting a new venture called Project Sunroof, which will go a long way towards remedying this problem. The project will be powered by Google Maps, and it will allow users to calculate how much sun their roof gets. It will also offer a way to calculate the power bill savings they can expect should they choose to go solar. Google claims they already have all the necessary data to create detailed maps of rooftops and their solar harvesting capabilities. Project Sunroof will involve combining the large database of arial photos already in Google Maps and 3D modeling of the roofs. It will also factor in shade thrown by nearby building...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2015/08/using-google-to-calcul...

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