20 Mar '17, 12am

Almost 90 per cent of US rooftops suitable for solar power, Google finds

Almost 90 per cent of US rooftops suitable for solar power, Google finds

Almost 90 per cent of rooftops in the US catch enough sunlight to be suitable for generating solar power, analysis by Google has found. The tech giant's 'Project Sunroof' initiative has analysed around 60 million buildings across all 50 US states since 2015, concluding that 79 per cent are technically viable for generating solar power - meaning the rooftops have enough unshaded area for PV panels. Related articles Almost 90 per cent of US rooftops suitable for solar power, Google finds Nationwide solar rooftop scheme bags $1.4bn DoE backing Google to create 'treasure map' of rooftop solar power potential Curtain falls on US loan guarantee scheme with $5bn solar blow out The initiative found over 90 per cent of homes in Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico were technically viable for solar rooftop PV, while buildings in states including Pennsylvania, Maine and Minnesota h...

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