Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Solar Power Potential with Google Maps
MIT has used the Google Maps API to create a Solar Tool that shows the solar potential of rooftops in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The map colors the rooftops of Cambridge buildings to help indicate the amount of solar energy that could be produced with solar panels. Users can click on individual buildings to see how much electricity can be produced from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, how the financial investment will pay off, and how much pollution will be reduced.