Wednesday, May 11, 2011

How Sunny Is Your City or Town

Energy Matters have put together this great map of solar energy. It works like a Google Map, but each city has a measure of how much solar energy you get there.

Apart from the fun of being able to compare the sunnyness of your city against your friend from another city - it's also a good way of comparing the potential for solar power.

I must admit that where i live is quite good for solar (4.81). Germany scores are around 2.5 to 3, but even with that little sunshine, they are still champions of solar power. So anywhere with 3 or more should be able to make it work easily.

Oh, and by the way, if you go further down the page, there is a link to work out how easily you could provide you own power from solar panels. (Have an energy bill handy to enter your consumption).

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