Google Map has been upgraded to extend that it can systematically calculate exactly where solar panels should be installed on top your roof. Google Map uses some recently launched services, including Solar API and Pullen API, and Air Quality API, to calculate rooftops’ solar potential, forecast pollen counts, and track air quality.
The Solar API is a tool that calculates Whether patterns and pulls data from aerial imagery to help the installer understand rooftops’ solar potential. In other words, Solar API helps solar panels installer to understand solar panels deployment through provision of accuracy data and reducing the number of site visits needed.
The Pullen API gives frequents information about the weather conditions in 65 countries by using a mix of anemometer and machine learning.
Similarly, Air Quality API gives insightful analysis about the air quality by utilizing data from multiple sources, such as government big data, satellites, live traffic camera, analytics from TV and radio stations and more, and can show areas affected by wildfires too.
This service is only available to companies and paying customers, Google Maps users in certain areas of the world can also track air pollution levels and areas affected by wildfires. This simply means that The Solar API, The Pullen API, and The Air Quality API are for paid customers only, meanwhile, Google Map users in some specific locations can still enjoy this feature through tracking of air pollution levels and analysing wildfire’s affected areas.