Home » Tree News » Mapping the solar potential of the world’s cities

Mapping the solar potential of the world’s cities

An MIT spinoff company, Mapdwell, is determining  the solar potential of roofs for entire cities and providing a cost-benefit analysis for individual buildings. Their website shows a satellite map for a city, and you can click a building to see information about the financial benefit for installing panels on its roof. The company has mapped Boston, Cambridge, Wellfleet, New York, San Francisco, and a few cities in Chile, and it plans to have mapped all major metropolitan areas by year’s end. Results for Cambridge show a return of invested dollars within seven years.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: