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Google launches solar power calculator in the UK

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Google has launched a new tool to help UK households work out the solar potential of their homes.
The service, called Project Sunroof, combines data from Google’s Earth and Maps platforms to estimate how much untapped solar power there is on roofs across the country.
Automated software examines the roof angles on a specific property, weather data and position of the sun to come up with a close approximation of its solar power potential. This could help inform people as to the benefits of installing solar panels, cutting energy bills and helping make the transition to cleaner forms of energy.
Google has partnered with Germany energy company E.ON and software firm Tetraeder to launch the service. A version of the programme already exists in the US and has been operating in Germany since last

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