Google’s Project Sunroof Makes Solar Panel Implementation Easier
Cernescu Andrei / 2 years ago
Google’s always keeping an eye on what people search for using its search engine, so when it noticed that more and more users were looking for information on how to install and use solar panels, it decided to launch Project Sunroof in order to help them out. This new Google project uses Google Earth data in order to tell users just how much sunlight comes down on their roof and where are its primary hotspots. The project can also calculate how much a household could save on bills after installing solar panels, and it even ensures a link to some local companies that specialize in solar roofs.
It’s worth noting that the feature is only available in Boston, the Bay Area and Fresno right now, but it will surely expand to other areas in the future. If you currently live in one of these places, you can just type in your home address and let Project Sunroof do its thing. It will tell you how much sunlight reaches your roof in a year and will suggest how many solar panels you should install. The application works by analyzing a 3D model of your roof, and it takes into account nearby buildings or trees that could cast a shadow on it. Historical temperature patterns as well as sun positions throughout the year are also analyzed in order to deliver the most accurate data possible.
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