Calculate the Renewable Energy Potential of Your Backyard Calculate the Renewable Energy Potential of Your Backyard
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Calculate the Renewable Energy Potential of Your Backyard

by Zach Frechette

December 16, 2009
TreeHugger turns us on to a new online tool for measuring the potential impact of your home on renewable energy numbers:
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created an online tool called In My Backyard (IMBY, obviously based on the NIMBY acronym). The goal is to "estimates how much electricity you can produce through solar and wind power in your own backyard." It's based on Google Maps, and while it's relatively sophisticated compared to other such tools, it is very easy to use if all you want is a rough estimate of how much wind or solar power you can expect to be able to generate.
Read more over at the full post.
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