BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Besides the usual searching tool, comparison and translating features, from now on Google helps you decide on solar panels.
Many conclusions have been drawn at the end of last year. Besides many discoveries in various fields such as technology, astronomy, genetics the world also discovered or better said acknowledged the need for alternative power sources.
The main reason behind this is climate change which has to be avoided for as long as possible by limiting CO2 levels and any other sort of air, water or soil pollution. This is why more and more people consider solar energy to be a good alternative to traditional forms of power.
Therefore, many Americans are planning to buy and install solar panels on their rooftops. But deciding on the best choice it’s never easy. This is why, Google is soon offering a new online feature which will help you make the difficult choice.
The project is called Sunroof and besides letting you compare prices, it will also combine Google Earth images with local weather data and details such us how much shade trees are casting over your rooftop. Moreover, for further details and information you will be referred to solar-panels installers, which will cut marketing costs.
The service has been available since December in several US areas such as New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona and it’s continuously expanding.
Although Google’s new project is quite incredible, it doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise. Google is one of the most fierce believers in solar energy and has already invested a lot in this industry, about $1 billion in the last few years.
Although Google supports the solar energy industry, it doesn’t mean it will try to make you buy panels when you don’t really need to. The app should help you evaluate both pros and cons before deciding on what’s best for you and your home.
Besides helping the environment, solar panels are also supposed to help your pockets on long-term. Despite the fact that for some it might seem a too expensive alternative, on long-term the investment will definitely pay off.
All in all, to understand how solar panels could benefit you or not, try the Google Project Sunroof to get an idea of how things work and how much you have to pay for them.
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