Danny Vo from CoolerPlanet.com stopped by to let us all know about a new Google Maps mashup they created recently that covers the The History of Solar Power Installation in California over the past decade. The mashup features a heat map that lets you cycle through the years to see the change from year to year. You can filter the map view by total install, watts, watts per install, and tons of carbon saved.
More from CoolerPlanet:
"...We at Cooler Planet were curious as to where this explosive growth in solar panel installations occurred within California. Rather than reading over data and spreadsheets, we thought it would be interesting to create an interactive heat map that depicts the concentration of solar installations (number of systems, total watts, average system size, and carbon emissions) in California and the progress solar has made over the last decade. Feel free to scroll through the years to see how the numbers change from year to year. It's fun and educational!"
More Solar/Environmentally focussed Google Maps Mashups:
- San Francisco Solar Map
- Google Solar Project (Google Maps link)
- Interactive Historical Map of Solar Eclipses (1961-2039)
- MapEcos: Awesome US Environmental Performance Mashup
- UN Atlas of Our Changing Environment
- World Map of "Natural" Homes
- Australians concerned with climate change
- Mining claims near the Grand Canyon and other US National Parks
- SundanceChannel Eco-mmunity Map of people, businesses and POI's
- American towns damaged by toxic waste