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Community Solar Energy Map


Solar map of Peterborough.Solar potential of downtown PeterboroughThe Community Solar Energy Map is an interactive tool that allows residents and businesses to learn what the potential for rooftop solar technologies is for their homes or business. The map uses high-resolution lidar data of Peterborough to create a digital surface model to estimate the solar potential of community buildings. The solar energy map considers rooftop area, shape, and slope; obstacles that may shade the roof such as trees and tall buildings; and usable annual solar radiation to generate an energy potential approximation. Greenhouse gas emissions and the cost of electricity saved from utilizing solar instead of grid electricity are also estimated per building.

The solar energy map will support building owners as the first step in deciding if pursuing solar energy technologies like solar photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal is appropriate for their building. However, contacting a professional solar installation expert is recommended to receive a custom energy assessment before undertaking a solar project.

Adding solar PV or solar thermal to one's roof is an excellent option to reduce GHG emissions associated with building energy consumption. Consider adding solar to your building today!

Categories: climate, solar, renewable energy
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