Roofray: Determine Your Home's Solar Potential

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Wed, 2015-07-08 15:49
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Sat, 2011-08-13 06:30

Roofray was a really cool tool for determining your home's potential for solar energy. I entered my address and, after showing it the planes of my roof, the software calculated my home’s solar potential. Pretty neat software. This tool actually went away in 2012 and was replaced by ModSolar. ModSolar also developed a similar capability for use by solar installers. 

A portion of your solar installation costs is the solar installer’s sales costs. Figure that the sales cost of solar installation is at least a few hundred dollars, if not more. The installer has to visit 5, 10, 100 homes just to close one sale. Well, imagine if this tool could help homeowners discern their own potential or if it allowed solar salesmen to initiate that conversation over the phone.