18 Oct '11, 12pm

Easy Rooftop Solar Calculator “Sees” Your Roof’s Solar Potential: Filed under: Energy News

Easy Rooftop Solar Calculator “Sees” Your Roof’s Solar Potential: Filed under: Energy News

The new solar calculator is based on actual GIS (geographical information systems) and climate data, which means that rather than providing estimates, it provides real information on the actual surroundings of individual roofs, and simulates how that would affect the amount of sun hitting the roof. That includes surrounding buildings, trees and other vegetation, and even nearby hills or other geographical features that could cast a shadow. SEES wraps it all up in full color graphics, and it can also break down the shadow effect into individual months or provide a yearly average. It also enables you to calculate the shadow effect on different parts of a single roof.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/18/easy-rooftop-solar-pa...

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