Introducing Project Sunroof


Voice Over Script for Introducing Project Sunroof

So there is this giant power plant in the sky and it’s creating free energy for anyone to catch. But most people are not catching it, because even though it could save them money on their electric bills, getting started can be pretty frustrating.

There is all this stuff to figure out like how many panels do you need? Who’s going to install them?

How much would you actually save?

And how do you tell if your house even gets enough sun?

A lot of people ask Google these kinds of questions, so we started looking for a better way to give them answers. And that’s when one of engineers got an idea.

If people are getting lost trying to find answers about solar, why don’t we give them a map?

We could take the information that’s already in Google Maps and use it to show how much sunlight falls on a roof.

Then we can combine that with all the other stuff people need to figure out and create kind of a treasure map of solar energy.

It could show you how much solar power you can generate and how much you could save. Then it could point you to an installer in your neighborhood instantly.

It’s an idea we are calling Project Sunroof. And right now we are just starting with a few places like Boston, where the Sunroof team is from, the San Francisco Bay area where Google is from, and Fresno, where one of engineer’s mom is from.

Pretty soon it will grow to include the entire country and may be even the whole world. That way anyone, anywhere can start catching energy that power plant in the sky.

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