Friday, 18 March 2011

Bluesky Maps UK's Solar Energy Potential

Bluesky is rolling out nationwide coverage of its pioneering Solar Suitability Map.

By mapping the potential for power generation using solar panels on roofs, the Solar Map is designed to identify optimum properties for solar power; helping to achieve renewable energy targets and reduce soaring energy costs. Bluesky has seen a growing demand for its solar mapping amongst local authorities, utilities, housing associations and solar panel companies.

Bluesky's solar maps calculate the usable roof space of each property. By using detailed 3D aerial survey data and discarding features such as dormer windows, large skylights and chimneys, Bluesky's Solar Maps provide the only truly accurate indicator of the solar potential of individual roofs.

In addition to the nationwide coverage of solar potential Bluesky is offering a service to create more detailed, bespoke 3D Solar Reports for individual complexes such as government buildings, schools, hospitals or commercial warehouses. All Bluesky Solar Maps can be linked to existing address databases or mapping to select and target the best properties for solar energy generation.

"Since launching the first solar maps last spring we have been inundated with enquiries from local authorities, solar panel companies as well as energy and environmental organisations," commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky. "As a result of these enquiries and our own ongoing research and development studies we have refined our processes and developed what is thought to be the most accurate methodology for determining the suitability of properties for solar energy installations, which is why now seems to be the right time to roll the product out nationally."

http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=19545

1 comment:

  1. Many people who would like to power their homes with solar power don't think they can do it because they think that solar panels are too expensive. And they are too expensive to buy. But the secret to making your own solar power is that you don't have to buy solar panels, you can make your own!

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