Solar Made Easy

In 2020, we helped create a mapping tool which is a useful guide to evaluate the viability of solar PV. It provides an estimate of the amount of electricity that could be generated from solar PV on individual roofs.

A purple ‘blob’ denotes that a roof is viable for solar PV. Hovering over the roof, a pop up appears to show the potential electricity that could be generated from solar PV.  The mapping tool recognises whole roof shapes and doesn’t recognise property boundaries or ownership, so, for example, the amount of potential generated electricity might relate to panels on both your roof and the neighbouring property. The mapping tool only gives an estimate which would need to be verified with a site survey. 

To find out more about how the mapping is created, please watch this presentation to Arnside Parish Council.

Mapping the solar PV potential for Cockermouth