Google’s has announced that its revolutionary Project Sunroof tool is now able to provide a reliable estimate of how much sunlight a given rooftop might receive in all 50 US states, up from 42 states nearly a year ago.
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Starting in 2012, Google began planning to get 100% of its electricity from renewable sources. It says it will finally reach its goal before the end of 2017.
As we wrote months ago when it launched, Google has a free online service that uses its mapping information and partner offers from solar installers to try to hook you up with the cheapest solar panels on the market — by providing fast estimates of how much a homeowner might save by investing in a solar […]
Following this weeks’s Project Roof announcement, Vivint Solar has revealed that it will be partnering with Google in the endeavour. Google announced its latest 20% project earlier this week, the brainchild of Google employee Carl Elkin. Project Sunroof allows users to utilise “high-resolution aerial mapping (the same used by Google Earth) to help you calculate your roof’s […]
Google Sunroof will tell you quickly and easily how much money you could save with a rooftop solar power system on your home and recommend an installer.
Barely one year after breaking previous solar energy generation records, SolarCity is again hitting new highs. Recently exceeding 4GWh of solar electricity produced in one day, SolarCity is triumphant. “The best part?” asks SolarCity, “Our customers didn’t have to burn anything, use a drop of water, or emit an ounce of carbon dioxide to produce […]
Google and SolarCity have teamed up to create the largest fund ever to promote residential solar energy for America’s homeowners.
Also published on CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, & GAS2. Chris DeMorro and I recorded our second “Cleantech Talk” podcast earlier today. It is embedded below for your listening pleasure. I’ve begun the process of getting the podcast included on iTunes, but it’s a bit complicated, so I didn’t want to wait for that to be complete to […]
Verizon, Wal-Mart, Apple, Kohl’s, Google, UPS, GM, IKEA: these are just some of the American corporations utilizing solar power now. You may have noticed some of them are America’s most mainstream companies. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet used to be a common advertising slogan. Chevy was and is a mainstream American brand. In June, it was reported […]
Google is investing $103 million dollars into the 265.7 MW Mount Signal Solar project in California that’s being developed by solar developer Silver Ridge Power. The move represents yet another large investment into the renewable energy sector by the tech giant. The partnership between Silver Ridge Power and Google was announced on October 10 and […]