Solar Potential Derived From 3D LiDAR

Sungevity is a solar energy firm that is trying to entice potential customers with a website that provides an instant quote for adding solar panels to your home. Simply type in your address if you live in the San Francisco Bay area and Sungevity will instantly supply you with a pre-determined panel design and cost. LiDAR was used to derive the 3-D building models.

“It really shifts from being about hardware to being about software,” said Sungevity CEO Andrew Birch. “We are hyper-focused on customer experience, and we think we have the software platform to deliverĀ it.”

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