Online map helps you see if solar panels work for you

FOR anyone interested in checking if their  rooftop is viable for solar photovoltaic panels, a website offers a snapshot of the potential pluses and minuses along with rough but fairly accurate cash figures.

Called In Sun We Trust, the website at www.insunwetrust.solar lets you pinpoint your address on a map of France, give details of the roof and it then calculates an estimate of the costs, the pay-back time and how much you can potentially ‘make’ from PV panels.

With its position in southern Europe France has a natural advantage in using solar energy and the national energy agency Ademe says that if solar PV panels were installed on all of the country’s rooftops it could ...

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