UK solar-energy potential is mapped out

Bluesky, solar energy

Bluesky is rolling out nationwide coverage of its solar suitability map, which shows the potential for power generation using solar PV panels on roofs.

These solar maps calculate the usable roof space of each property, disregarding obstructions such as dormer windows, large skylights and chimneys.

Bluesky also offers a service to create more detailed bespoke reports for individual complexes such as government buildings, schools, hospitals or commercial warehouses. All Bluesky solar maps can be linked to existing address databases or mapping to select and target the best properties for generating solar energy.

Rachel Tidmarsh, managing director of Bluesky, says, ‘The Earth receives more energy from the Sun in one single hour than the whole world uses in an entire year — making the potential for solar-energy generation huge.’

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