Google’s Project Sunroof Claims 80% Of US Roofs Analyzed Are Suitable For Solar Panels

Google has updated its Project Sunroof to include 3-D models of every rooftop in all 50 states. The new software takes into consideration the trees on your property, how much sun or shade hits your rooftop, and figures in the prevailing weather in your area. Then it takes all that data and builds a computer model that tells people how much electricity a rooftop solar system could generate if the homeowner decides to acquire one.  The new software program has determined that 80% of all US rooftops are “technically viable ” for rooftop solar.


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