Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Solar Panel Planning Map
The Mapdwell Solar System helps Cambridge, Massachusetts residents find out 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.
The map uses Google Maps satellite imagery overlaid with a layer that displays the solar irradiation that falls on each roof in the city. The map takes into account the shape of roofs and even predicts the amount of solar radiation down to every hour of the day.
Users can click on their house on the Google Map and receive an overview of their building's recommended system. System tabs allow users to view detailed information in four categories: money, investment, technical and environment.