Online programme helps house owners find ideal solar power solution
Through a new online programme, house owners in the south German town of Freising can now determine if their roofs are suitable for solar panels, and how much it would cost to install them, according to an article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. A collaboration between 17 municipalities, the programme was conceived to encourage more residents of the district to install photovoltaic systems on their roofs by mapping the area’s potential for solar power generation from above. “Solar panels are a central building block of the Energiewende,” commented Albrecht Gradmann, energy officer at the District of Freising.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the dossier The People’s Energiewende and the factsheet Citizens’ participation in the Energiewende.