01 Jul '12, 9pm

iPhone and iPad Solar Power Suitability Checker App Released

iPhone and iPad Solar Power Suitability Checker App Released

That’s right: solar panels won’t work on every building. Many of you are saying “Duh,” but I get this all the time: someone tells me they’d love to install a solar system, but they don’t have a south-facing roof, or have trees shading the best spots for solar panels much of the day. This free app lets you know immediately if you’ve got a solar sweet spot for your home: just download it, and use your phone’s GPS system to send your location to the app’s database. It will return a Google Maps satellite image, and with a little fine tuning, an overlay that shows the best areas for solar at the location (pictured above) – it’ll even show you which section of your roof is best for those solar panels. Easy peasy. You can also check other addresses by inputting them directly (in case you’re in the market for a home, and want to check its solar suitability). Version 2.0 of the app...

Full article: http://sustainablog.org/2012/07/iphone-and-ipad-solar-pow...

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