Thursday, June 21, 2007

Google Map of San Francisco Solar Activity

San Francisco Solar Map:

The city of San Francisco has launched a Google Maps mashup today that plots the locations of solar installations and activity throughout the city. Map markers indicate if the solar installation is residential, commercial or municipal and unique installations are called out with an expanded case study for you to read more about. The map also allows you to enter your specific address to learn more about what solar power can do for you as a home or business owner based on the size of your roof and other factors.

Try out "11 Grove Street" for an example:

Roof Size: 5936 sq. ft.
Estimated solar PV potential: 7 - 15 kW
Estimated electricity produced: 12775 - 27375 KWh/yr
Estimated electricity savings: $1460-$3129 per year
Estimated carbon savings: 9530.15 - 20421.75 lbs per year

This fantastic maps mashup is a joint initiative between SFEnvironment and CH2MHill..

Coverage of this launch:
Google News results
Blogosphere: Technorati, Google Blog Search

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