CH2M HILL, San Francisco Develop First Solar Energy Web Mapping Portal


Denver, Colo.-headquartered CH2M HILL Enterprise Management Solutions, together with the City and County of San Francisco's Department of the Environment, has announced the development of the first solar mapping Web portal.

The portal estimates the solar energy potential for every commercial and residential rooftop in San Francisco and allows building owners to visualize the potential environmental benefits and monetary savings that would result from installing solar energy panels on their property, CH2M says.

According to the company, the Web portal can provide the following information for a specific rooftop: the estimated amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy that could be installed on the roof; the estimated amount of solar PV energy that could be generated at that site; potential electricity cost reduction resulting from the solar PV installation; estimated cost of installing a solar PV system, before and after state and federal incentives; potential carbon dioxide/greenhouse gas (CO2) reduction as a result of installing a solar PV system; case studies of other San Francisco businesses and homeowners who have already installed solar PV systems; and information about how to install a solar PV system, including contact information for local solar installers.

The San Francisco Solar Map solution is publicly accessible and replicable for use in other cities and counties throughout the world.

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