MyHEAT has partnered with Google to bring the Project Sunroof technology to more cities across the world. We are continuing our company’s mission to make energy visible by helping citizens see their roof’s invisible potential to generate renewable sources of energy.
How to Use the Platform
When you enter your address, your home is identified using Google Maps. The Project Sunroof technology combines that information with other databases to create your personalized rooftop analysis. When calculating how much sunlight hits your roof in a year, Project Sunroof takes into account:
- Google’s database of imagery and maps;
- 3D modeling of your roof;
- Shadows cast by nearby structures and trees;
- All possible sun positions over the course of a year; and,
- Historical cloud and temperature patterns that might affect solar energy production.
For more information on the Project Sunroof methodology, please review Google’s FAQ page.
Your Roof’s Solar Potential
MyHEAT feeds the Google Project Sunroof’s calculations into tools that help you explore your roof’s solar potential. Financial and environmental benefit estimations are generated using assumptions tailored to each region.
Estimates provided on this website should be used for informational purposes only. While your building may have great solar potential, we recommend that you contact a qualified solar installer to complete a detailed site assessment to figure out what is appropriate for your building. Additionally, while the Project Sunroof technology calculates solar potential for every rooftop, the system size and financial estimates are tailored specifically to residential buildings. The economics for commercial and industrial buildings are often different from residential buildings due to different regulations, electricity prices, and solar installation costs.