RoofRay Helps Estimates Your Solar Potential

RoofRay Helps Estimates Your Solar Potential

Gregory Han
Jul 24, 2009

Your mom always told you were full of potential, didn't she? But saying and knowing are two different things, and that's especially the case when you're considering adding solar panels to harness the power of the sun to power up your home. It's an expensive endevour, even with state and federal incentives. But now you can figure out your solar power potential using Google Maps and RoofRay's solar potential estimating page...

RoofRay's solar estimating site allows you to plot in your location, then use their site's estimation formula to calculate how much solar potential is up yonder on your rooftop. It's pretty simple and the site allows you to compare various array sizes for energy vs. cost data and also learn about your usage and real-time costs with solar panels installed. It's still too expensive for most, but prices are coming down.

Too bad as renters this is just pie-in-the-sky dream material, but we noticed a few of these solar arrays have been installed by homeowners nearby here in Silver Lake, which makes us happy knowing our energy issues here in Southern California.

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