Canberra, Australia (MMD Newswire) — In a world first, SolaMaps shows home solar installations from around the world on an interactive map.
A social network website with a twist, SolaMaps connects solar power users around the world; as each person member joins SolaMaps free of charge, their chosen avatar is placed on the site’s interactive map. Alternate avatars differentiate those with solar panels and solar hot water systems, allowing members to communicate with each other through varying options, and see where solar power is working around the world.
Millions of homes in dozens of countries currently use solar power, yet most users are oblivious to each other and the network they could be connected to. SolaMaps provides the link to connect green-minded people utilizing solar power, wherever they are in on the globe. The site designer hopes the shared knowledge and tips available on the site will add to their solar power experience.
Over the past five years, as the demand for clean renewable energy has increased, the number of homes with solar hot water and solar power has increased dramatically indicating the general desire for harnessing clean energy in the household.
As SolaMaps developer Steve Ewings said: “SolaMaps is not only an opportunity for people with solar systems to connect with each other, but it celebrates the widespread use of solar power and shows how this clean energy source is increasingly becoming part of everyday our lives.”
“Recent analysis by the International Energy Agency found that solar electricity could represent 20% to 25% of global electricity production by 2050, and there is potential for home PV systems to produce a significant share of any country’s electricity.”
“Collectively home solar installations add up to some serious energy production, and we want these little power producers to have a voice. SolaMaps represents a solar drop that can quickly build into an energy storm.”
While NASA and Google provided snapshots of the Earth brilliantly lit by the burning glow of consuming energy, SolaMaps will illuminate all the points of solar power production across the globe.
About SolaMaps: Featuring community chat rooms, renewable energy classifieds, a business directory, renewable energy forums, and its signature interactive map, SolaMaps promises the connectivity of current online social networks, but with a green mission and desire for environmental change