Let There be Light: Google's New Project Analyzes Solar Potential

Have you ever wondered whether you would benefit from solar panels? Advances in technology have made the panels more efficient, less obtrusive, and more user-friendly than ever, so it might be worth looking into, even if you don’t live in always sunny Southern California. Google has launched a new project, called Project Sunroof, which is an online tool that helps homeowners determine whether or not solar panels would be a worthwhile investment for their homes. Utilizing preexisting Google Earth information, Project Sunroof analyzes several different characteristics of your location and gives you a snapshot of whether or not you would benefit from installing solar panels.

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