Recently, one of Google’s engineers, Carl Elkin, created a tool using Google Earth to determine whether or not solar panels on your roof are the best option economically. ‘Project Sunroof’ was introduced, in which one can visit the Project Sunroof website, enter their address (given they live in the “project pilot cities of Boston, Fresno or the San Francisco Bay Area”), and figure out how much sunlight hits their roof. This information stems from available weather data and aerial imagery that factor in elements such as shade from buildings and trees as well as weather patterns.
I have looked at this site – it is a non-intrusive way to get an idea if solar might be something to look at without a salesman at your kitchen table. Very interesting use of Google Earth!! The main objective of this is to determine your home’s solar generating potential and how much solar panels could potentially save you on bills. The site will then list various installation companies if solar panels are the correct choice for your home. Enter your address in the site below and see how solar panels can help you!
Clay Selland, President
Signet Mortgage Corporation