NEWS IN THE WORLD OF POWER AND INTEGRATED BUILDING SYSTEMS
Google Expands Project Sunroof to 20 Cities
> IT S TANDS TO REASON that if we
can look up low airfares and bargain
hotel prices on the Internet, why not
comparison shop for solar panels, too?
That is exactly what Google had in
mind when it unveiled Project Sunroof,
Launched in August 2015, it was
initially made available in the San
Francisco Bay Area and the California
city of Fresno, as well as the Boston
area. In December, Google expanded
the program to include a total of 20 U.S.
metropolitan areas in Arizona, California,
Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Nevada, New Jersey, New York and
Carl Elkin, lead engineer for Project
Sunroof, writes in a blog post that the
tool is for all those homeowners who
think that “my roof isn’t sunny enough
for solar,” or “solar is just too expensive.”
The tool uses high-resolution aerial
mapping (the same used by Google
Earth) to make its calculations.
After a homeowner enters his or
her address, Project Sunroof crunches
the numbers. It figures out how much
sunlight hits the rooftop throughout the
year, taking into account factors such
as roof orientation, shade from trees
and nearby buildings, and local weather
patterns. Homeowners can also enter
their typical electric bill to customize
the results. The tool combines all this
information to estimate the amount
a homeowner could potentially save
with solar panels. It can even connect
homeowners with local solar providers.
According to Elkin, Project Sunroof
not only tells homeowners whether their
house is a good fit for solar panels, it
can also determine whether paying for
installation will pay off in the long run.
“In short, to see the effect sunlight can
have on their wallet,” he said.
“The only way to see
why, when and where
a circuit breaker trips”
Captures, records and displays information
that you’ve never had before.
Running on in-line power for extended battery
life, it logs the elapse time and distance to Opens,
Shorts and Arc Faults saving the event information
in memory for later investigation.
Allows unattended monitoring of energized
dedicated circuits for NFF conditions.
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