Solar power is quickly becoming a mainstream energy source. As of December 2016, the United States had over 40 GW of installed solar photovoltaic capacity.
However, many people still wonder if solar energy is suitable for their area. One of the easiest ways to answer this question is to see if there are already solar panel installations around you. But how does one find all of the installations?
Fortunately for us, Solar Energy Maps offers a solution. This open platform aims to raise awareness for renewable energy installations around the world.
As you can see from the map above, there are already areas in the continental United States with a significant amount of solar installations. One of the best features of this tool is that it allows anyone to add an entry to their database. The hope is that this method of crowdsourcing data will keep the maps up-to-date.
We encourage you to check out your area, and see if there are already solar installations near you!