Introduction: What is GIS and Why Does it Matter to Solar? GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. It is a technology that allows for the visualization and analysis of data that has been linked to a geographic location. GIS is used in all sorts of industries such as emergency response, public health, agriculture, and urban planning. Solar panels are traditionally placed on rooftops, which means they are not always able to capture the most optimal amount of sunlight. This is where GIS comes into play. With GIS, solar panel positions can be optimized based on the sun’s position at ...Read more

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