Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Everyone's Going Solar on Google Maps

1BOG: Community Solar Buying Initiative

Yesterday Google Maps Mania featured the Solar Energy Enquiries Google Map mashup that shows all the enquiries they have received for solar power technology. 1BOG quickly got in contact to say they have a similar map showing the locations of people who are installing solar panels.

One Block Off The Grid (1BOG) organises home-owners into communities to negotiate group discounts for home solar panel installations. The 1BOG website features a Google Map that shows where people have signed up and where they have actually gone solar.

The map features three colours of map markers (in the shape of bogmen), yellow, orange and blue. The green markers show people who have signed up to the site, the orange markers show those who have installed solar panels and the blue markers represent volunteers.

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