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Google Earth images shed light on where rooftop solar makes sense

Google Earth images shed light on where rooftop solar makes sense

Project Sunroof: Google’s system to calculate rooftop solar potential By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – During his free time on the job as a Google employee, Carl Elkin began tinkering with the company’s 3D mapping program, wondering if it could identify which homes receive enough sunlight to make installing rooftop solar panels worthwhile. […]

By October 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Google self driving car crash leads company to tweak software

Google self driving car crash leads company to tweak software

Google self driving car crash highlights negotiations involved in everyday driving LOS ANGELES _ Newly released video shows the moment a Google self-driving car learned the hard way not to tussle with a public bus. The collision happened on Valentine’s Day, when a Google vehicle struck the side of a public bus in the Silicon […]

Google’s self driving car computer may be considered the ‘driver’: US Gov’t

Google’s self driving car computer may be considered the ‘driver’: US Gov’t

Self driving car may redefine driver according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DETROIT _Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government’s highway safety agency has found. The redefinition of “driver” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, taking it […]

By February 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Home solar panels: Google expands effort to judge pros and cons

Home solar panels: Google expands effort to judge pros and cons

Service tallies up considerations involved in home solar panels RALEIGH, N.C. _ The company that lets you compare air fares and translate foreign languages online wants to make it easier to weigh the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on household rooftops. Google is rolling out a new online service that quickly tallies up […]

By January 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Google data centers to nearly double amount of wind, solar power

Google data centers to nearly double amount of wind, solar power

Google data centers look to have 3.6 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2025 SAN FRANCISCO _ Google is nearly doubling the amount of renewable energy feeding its massive data centers that enable more than 1 billion people to search for information, watch video clips and communicate virtually anytime they want. The long-term commitments announced Thursday […]

By December 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Driverless cars: Competition is between Google, automakers

Driverless cars: Competition is between Google, automakers

Will driverless cars evolve from existing safety features or burst onto the scene as an tech innovation? Competitors are hard at work developing driverless cars. The only question appears to be, who will bring them to market first, tech companies like Google or automakers like Mercedes Benz? Traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota already make vehicles […]