Timeline: 2022 onwards
The City of London is launching a new online map to support residents in making their homes more resilient to climate change and using renewable energy. The new map is called MyHEAT Solar, and it helps residents identify the financial and environmental benefits solar panels would have on their roof. It was developed by MyHEAT and Google, and it uses Google Maps and Google’s Project Sunroof technology to quickly calculate a roof’s estimated solar potential and recommended panel size. The tool also accounts for factors that affect solar energy production, like average annual weather patterns and nearby objects casting shade.
With this data, residents can evaluate the potential financial and environmental benefits of solar panels for their homes, along with information about incentives to install panels. The platform estimates potential savings over a 25-year life span of the panels and shares the estimated number of years until upfront costs are recovered. MyHEAT Solar also calculates the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that can be avoided if solar panels are installed on a home.
Action: Renewable Energy Systems