Google launches 'Project Sunroof' in the UK for solar panels on homes
What's Going On Here?
Google has launched an online tool that shows you how well rooftop solar panels would work and how much money UK homeowners could save by switching to solar.
What Does This Mean?
Project Sunroof, was first launched in the US in 2015, has now been launched across the UK in partnership with E.ON.
Google claims that its "models are detailed enough to assess the impact of a single tree on a home's solar potential." Lucky for the UK, a few teething problems around accuracy of Project Solar when it launched in the US, seem to have been improved.
Why Should We Care?
This isn't the first tool of its kind. Last year Tesla launched their own Solar Roof Calculator and even Ikea offers a similar service. However, Google Sunroof doesn't require any extra information to give you a quote on savings.
Google are a gigantic company, and in 2017 announced that it used 100% renewable energy for its global operations. More and more tech giants are looking to clean up their energy and save some dollar.
When you first discovered Google Maps, what was the first thing we all did? Search for our own home. So give it a try.
Remember that song by Beyonce about renewable energy..."If you like it then you should put solar panels on it!"
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