Are you planning to solar? Do you still have reservations about whether it’s a worthy investment?
Get your roof’s potential with Google’s Project Sunroof. It’s a project that will help you get a better idea of whether or not a solar power system is a viable option. But there is a lot more to it. Let’s look at what Google’s Project Sunroof is all about and how it can help you decide whether to go solar or not.
What is Google’s Project Sunroof?
You can find almost all the answers online. But that’s not the case when it comes to estimating how much a solar panel would cost. Moreover, determining the cost saving in the next 20years is also not possible until the estimation process is completed in person.
But Google’s Project Sunroof is there to help you out with this problem. With Google’s Project Sunroof, all you have to do is enter your address, and you will get all the information you need to make an informed about the installation of the solar power system.
Google’s Project Sunroof relies on Google, which uses high-resolution aerial mapping to create a 3D model of your roof. Using this model, Google then estimates how much sun exposure your roof will get. The estimate depends on various factors, which include
- The size of the roof,
- The surrounding structures such as trees, buildings and other similar structures that may be blocking the sunlight,
- Possible position of the sun and how they may change over the years,
- The historical weather analysis to figure whether a solar power system is a viable option for you.
By considering these factors, Google then determines:
- The number of hours of sunlight your roof will get every year,
- The number of solar panels that can be installed on your roof, and the best location for the installation of panels on your roof,
- How much energy your roof can possibly produce using the solar panels,
- The estimated cost savings over the next 20 years.
Once you get this information, you can also share data regarding your previous electricity bills, so it becomes easier for you to decide whether to go solar or not.
The estimates you get from Google’s Project Sunroof may be different from the in-person estimates by professionals from power solution businesses. The discrepancy may result due to changes in structures in your neighborhood since Google last updated the pictures. In case of additions of new structures blocking the sunlight, you may enjoy lesser cost-saving than what Google estimated. But in case trees and other similar structures have been removed, then you can enjoy more cost savings.
Why Go Solar?
And while Google’s Project Sunroof has made the decision so much easier for you, if you are still considering whether to go solar or not, here is a quick overview of some of the benefits you can enjoy by going solar.
If you are a homeowner living in San Antonio, you would already know that San Antonio is among the top 5 cities in the U.S. that produce the most solar energy. Going solar bring in several advantages to you. It not only gives you access to a cheaper and cleaner source of energy. But also gives you a chance to supply your excess energy production to the local grid. And that’s not it. You can also enjoy savings in tax credit if you go solar.
So what are you waiting for?
Think about going solar today and get the estimate now.