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Is your Auckland rooftop suitable for solar?

Friday 13 Oct 17 9:00am


GOT A ROOF in Auckland? A new computer tool will help you to figure out how many solar panels will fit on it and the economics of installing the system.

The tool, developed by Dr Kiti Suomalainen, a research fellow in the energy centre at Auckland University, calculates the solar rooftop potential of half-a-million Auckland buildings down to one square metre, taking into account factors like the slope of the roof, its aspect, and shade from nearby buildings and trees.

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