Google has announced a new project today that aims to make it easy for residents of certain cities to make the switch to relying on solar energy instead of standard electricity. Project Sunroof is your one-stop shop for finding out how solar energy can work for you.
No, Google isn’t installing solar energy panels on homes itself, rather it’s guiding people through the process. Using Project Sunroof’s tools, Google will give you information on where to install panels on your roof, how much it will cost, how much it could save you in energy usage and who to contact in taking the next steps. All of this is computed using Google’s massive data bank and with things like 3D mapping data.
Google is initially giving residents in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno, CA and Greater Boston, MA a chance to see how solar energy could work for them. If you live in one of those areas, give it a shot and let us know what you think in the comments below.