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Google’s Project Sunroof Will Tell You If Your House Should Have Solar Power

23 June 2016


Solar panel pricing has decreased in recent years, yet the cost in getting an appraisal can be a turn off-putting to homeowners. With Google's online tool, Project Sunroof, homeowners can be guided as to whether they should invest. The program uses the preexisting Google Earth information and gives users a good idea of how effective solar panels would be on their roof.

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Keywords: google maps, solar, sustainability, electronic, construction and mechanical, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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