Searches for solar panels and solar energy systems have risen by nearly 300 percent so far this year. As the cost of living rises and the energy crisis bites hard, more Brits are turning to cleaner sources of energy. The month of March saw a spike of 316 per cent over the previous five-year average. The trend has continued in August, when heatwaves are making people want to find alternative energy sources.
Google is making a significant investment in solar energy through Project Sunroof. This project uses the same technology used by Google Earth to create a 3D model of a roof and calculates how much sunlight the roof receives in a year For sun powered Google searches. It also estimates how much sunlight the roof will receive over the next 20 years. The project will help Americans see the savings of solar energy and solar power systems.