“DDOE unveils its state-of-the-art rooftop solar analysis tool”

by Prince Of Petworth December 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm 5 Comments


This is pretty sweet – from District of Columbia Department of the Environment:

“DDOE unveils its state-of-the-art rooftop solar analysis tool, with the aim of advancing solar education and promoting rooftop solar adoption in the District. Crisp graphics and a simple but powerful interface make this new solar analysis and mapping tool a welcome addition to the District’s renewable energy toolbox. It reveals the relatively untapped solar potential of over 160,000 buildings, identifying over 2.5 gigawatts of high performance solar photovoltaic potential, or over $10 billion in potential local business. This would be enough to power the homes of 1.5 million American families while offsetting carbon emissions equivalent to planting 37.5 million trees. Explore this powerful new resource here.

  • Proud Dad

    This is basically my daughter’s 2012 Science Fair project. I think I’ll have her send them her data!

    • Anonymous

      That’s amazing! We didn’t have science fairs back when I went to school; I always thought they were one of those things on TV shows that didn’t exist in real life. It’s awesome to see that they do exist now, and kids are doing more than the baking-soda-and-vinegar volcanos you’d always see.

  • S

    This map is great. Does anyone have experience with purchasing / installing solar panels through a co-op purchasing agreement? Anything to watch out for or concerns?

  • Joe C

    2.5 gigawatts? Thats enough energy to travel through time in a Delorean twice!


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