While analysts continue to argue about whether or not the dip in housing sales in the first two months of 2014 is weather-related or not, it might be helpful to step back and take a look at the last few years to gain some perspective about where the market may be heading.
Sun Number tool analyzes viability of solar power for millions of homes
The new technology uses 3D snapshots to measure how much sunlight a building receives.
Sun Number, a Minnesota start-up company, is using massive databases and web-based tools to help homeowners and solar panel installers determine whether millions of U.S. buildings get enough sun to make rooftop solar power worthwhile. The technology relies on aerial mapping known as Lidar that takes a three-dimensional snapshot of the landscape, accurately depicting tree and building heights, roof angles, and other features. Sun Number has rated the solar potential for 7.5 million properties in eight metropolitan regions.
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