What is Project Sunroof?
Ever wondered the amount of sunlight that is reaching your facility’s rooftop?
Google launched Project Sunroof, a website that collects data on solar rooftops, two years ago and it covered only a few cities. Last week, Google announces that the website will now be covering every state, including 60 million rooftops countywide.
This shows that there is great potential for rooftop solar in the US that can save building owners enormous amount of money annually.
How does Project Sunroof Work?
The website uses data from Google Maps and Google Earth with a 3-D modeling and machine learning to determine the solar potential of a particular roof.
Project Sunroof searches for your address, personalizes a solar analysis, compares finance options, and provides you with a list of solar providers you can choose from. The website provides you with an estimate of how much solar your can generate and how much you can save.
Google hopes to help people thinking about solar have accessible data that will allow make more informed decisions.
Google says that 79% of the rooftops its analyzed are viable for solar. This means that 79% of the rooftops get enough sun to be able to accommodate solar panels.
Project Sunroof, however, does not include economic factors in its overall solar comparison. It does its own individual price estimates.
Solar is dependent on more than just how much sun falls on a roof, so Project Sunroof is meant to be a factor among the many that go into producing solar energy.
EnergyLink can help use this data, and create a rendering of solar for your rooftop. This would allow your facility to generate on-site power, and save money for your business. If you would be interested to know how much you could save, give us a call (573) 777-4811.