Mapdwell Solar System

Mapdwell Solar System is an interactive online rooftop solar mapping tool that allows users to precisely estimate rooftop solar electric potential (PV panels) for almost every building in a given city by a simple click or by inputting an address. The tool uses high-resolution LiDAR data (Light Detection and Ranging) to create a three-dimensional model of the sample terrain and determine its individual potential for solar electric generation using photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Mapdwell is a spin-off coming out of the Sustainable Design Lab and the winner of the 2014 ‘FastCoDesign Innovation by Design’ Award in the Data Visualization Category.