Project Sunroof aims to help homeowners understand their solar energy potential

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Google’s new project could shed some light on residential solar energy Google has launched a new initiative called Project Sunroof that intends to determine the viability of rooftop solar energy systems throughout the United States. Project Sunroof has developed 3-D models of rooftops in every state. The models include local foliage, which could have an effect on the amount of sunlight that reaches solar panels. The initiative also takes into account local weather patterns in order to adequately estimate how much electricity rooftop solar energy systems can produce. Interest in…

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Google makes massive renewable energy purchase

The Internet giant has purchased a whopping 842 MW of green energy. Last week, Google announced on its official blog that it has made what it says is the “largest and most diverse, purchase of renewable energy ever made by a non-utility company.” It will be adding an impressive 842 MW (megawatts) of clean energy from renewable wind and solar sources to its data centers. Google’s new purchase nearly doubles the amount of clean energy the company has purchased to date. Across three countries Google has managed to add an…

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Google launches new solar energy project in the US

Project Sunroof aims to help homeowners understand if they can use solar power effectively Google has launched a new project that aims to show where solar energy has the most promise in the United States. Many homeowners have begun to show aggressive interest in solar power, but some do not live in states with abundant sunlight, making solar energy less viable than other forms of power. Google’s new initiative, called Project Sunroof, is designed to help homeowners determine whether solar power is a viable option for them, based on their…

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Google makes massive residential solar energy investment

The search engine giant has invested $300 million in SolarCity’s residential solar power model. Google wants to help people install solar energy panels on the roofs of their houses and has boosted its investment in Solar City, which has resulted in the companies establishing a new fund valued at $750 million, which will help to install solar panels on homes across America, where it would otherwise not have been possible, as many homeowners would struggle to cover the cost of such expensive installations. The fund will finance installations for homeowners…

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Google Glass may be powered by solar energy

Glass may derive electrical power from sunlight Google’s ambitious augmented reality glasses, called Glass, has yet to receive an official release date, but information concerning the new features of these glasses is beginning to emerge. Google has high hopes for its AR glasses, believing that the product will help people see and interact with the world around them in a different way by blurring the boundaries that separate the digital and physical worlds. Like other high-tech gadgets, however, Glass will consume a significant amount of electrical power in order to…

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Google invests in six solar energy ventures

Solar energy wins more support from Google Google has been showing a strong interest in renewable energy in recent years. The company has been feeling pressure from environmentalist groups and ongoing economic issues around the world and has been looking to invest more aggressively in solar energy. Clean power may represent a significant financial investment of Google’s part, but it also represents an alternative to fossil-fuels, which are becoming more expensive with every passing year. Clean power continues to garner Google’s attention Google has invested some $80 million in six…

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Google invests in new solar energy project in California

Solar energy wind more support from Google Google has announced that it will be investing $103 million into the Mount Signal Solar project, located in California. The project is being developed by Silver Ridge Power and boasts of a capacity of 265 megawatts. The investment represents Google’s continued support of solar energy and the company’s endeavor to promote projects that aim to make this energy more accessible. This is the 13th time Google has invested in a utility scale renewable energy project and will not likely be the last. Company…

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Google’s solar energy investment shows signs of life

Solar energy becoming more important to businesses around the world Renewable energy has begun to attract a great deal of attention in the world of business. Many large companies throughout the world have been moving to embrace clean power in the hopes of skirting emissions regulations coming from the world’s governments and cut the costs associated with fossil-fuels. Some of these companies are making use of clean power for environmental reasons, as well, hoping to reduce their impact on the environment and help mitigate the potential effects of climate change.…

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Google announced new investments in solar energy projects in California

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Google has announced that it will be investing more than $90 million in new solar energy projects next year. The projects can be found in Sacramento, California, home to one of the most innovative alternative energy industries in the U.S. The technology company has long been interested in solar power and has invested heavily in several projects in the past. Google’s current efforts to support the growing solar energy industry may be spurred by news that rival Apple’s new headquarters will receive much of its energy from the sun thanks…

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