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Cambridge Solar Tool Lets Residents And Businesses Know How Much Electricity Can Be produced From Their Rooftops

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MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab and Modern Development Studio, LLC (MoDe Studio) have developed a tool that allows users to estimate the solar energy potential from photo voltaic panels for almost every building in Cambridge with a simple click. The tool uses high-resolution light detection and ranging to create a three-dimensional model of the city that accounts for the shape of both building rooftops and tree foliage.

“Solar energy is a key strategy for Cambridge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make the community more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The Cambridge Energy Alliance (CEA) program assists the community in taking the next steps toward installing a PV system.”

Play with the solar tool here.

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