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Want Panels? See how much Solar Potential your Rooftop has with this new map
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Want Panels? See how much Solar Potential your Rooftop has with this new map

The City of Philadelphia really wants you to think about solar.

A new map shows residents and businesses their solar potential of existing rooftops.  philadelphia solar rooftop map

According to the website, the map was developed by the City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability – Energy Office and the Office of Innovation and Technology – CityGeo using LiDAR imagery with a modeled path of the sun for each month of the year to calculate solar irradiance for all buildings across Philadelphia.

We checked our office building to see what happens. The red spots have the best opportunities for solar panels, followed by orange and yellow. (Looks like we should start talking to our building owners about solar, eh?)

1601 market street solar potential philadlephia

Once you’ve checked your building out on the map, you can check for more local resources to start getting solar energy.

How to Research solar energy in Philadelphia:

Solarize Philly helps residents go solar at home, making it easy and affordable.

Solar Energy Industries Association has a Solar Customer Resource Portal to outline options, what to look for in an offer, what to ask a solar company and more.

Explore the map and your buildings at Phila.gov/solarmap.

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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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