MIT project Mapdwell shows the potential of installing solar panels on every rooftop in the city.

Ever thought about solar-powering your house and saving some money whilst also going green? But where to begin? The process of solar paneling can be daunting to many average homeowners, so researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have launched a new, consumer-friendly website to help. Mapdwell provides ordinary people with a slew of vital data, presented in an accessible way, to make an informed decision about sustainable living. The Solar System tool shows the photovoltaic potential of every rooftop to determine where solar panels can best be placed.

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