Solar Power Roof Project
Google has started a Solar Power Roof Project called Project Sunroof . Which lets you know what the environmental impact would be if a mas majority of people had solar panels installed. Austin is on its way to being a city with a majority of it electricity coming from solar. In 2015 we were ranked number 13 among us cities for installed solar. According to Googles project it estimates the following:
85 percent of roofs in Austin could accommodate solar panels.
Those solar panels would cover about 195,000 rooftops of homes, office buildings and other structures.
The roof space equipped with solar panels would encompass 291 million square feet. That’s equivalent to about 1,600 Walmart Supercenters.
The 195,000 rooftop installations would have a solar power capacity of 4,100 megawatts. Just 1 megawatt of solar energy can power 164 typical American homes.
The 195,000 rooftop installations would produce 5.5 million megawatt-hours of electricity each year. The average U.S. household uses 11,000 kilowatt-hours of energy each year. One megawatt-hour equals 1,000 kilowatt-hours.