“In recent years, solar panel prices have gone down dramatically. As a result, more and more people are are choosing to add them to their roofs. However, the cost in getting an appraisal can be a turn off to many homeowners, especially if it turns out solar panels are not a good idea for their home. That’s where Google’s Project Sunroof comes in.
Project Sunroof is an online tool created by Google to help people figure out whether or not they should invest in solar panels for their homes. The program uses the preexisting Google Earth information to analyze a number of characteristics of a specific area and and gives users a good idea of how effective solar panels would be on their roof.”