How much solar energy can your roof make? Just Google it

A better (Google) Earth

Project Sunroof shares some of its technology with the familiar Google Maps and Google Earth, and then adds its own spin to it.

“The centerpiece of the technology is a 3D model of the world that does shadowcasting, which means that for every point of a roof we can determine whether there will be shade or not, for every time of the day, every day of the year,” Joel Conkling, Google’s principal of energy and sustainability, told CNN, from the COP22 climate change conference, in Marrakech.

 Originally published by JACOPO PRISCO

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