2015.08.21

PRESS RELEASE | Mapdwell puts the Sun on every Roof in New York City

BOSTON, Massachusetts ― August 21th, 2015 ― For Immediate Release

Startup launches first website for all New Yorkers to discover their solar potential, explore their options and connect with local installers, making solar exciting and simple.

Mapdwell®, the leader in urban solar mapping, launched Solar System™ New York City, the most advanced online rooftop-solar tool available. Solar System provides detailed and accurate information to over 8 million New Yorkers across the five boroughs, helping businesses and home-owners visualize their solar opportunity and take action.

The New York project covers over 1 million buildings and identifies over 11 gigawatts of high-yield photovoltaic potential, capable of delivering over 13 million megawatt-hours per year. “This is over $40 billion in local business that could provide enough clean, renewable energy to over 1.2 million American homes while offsetting carbon emissions equivalent to planting 185 million trees”, explained Eduardo Berlin, CEO at Mapdwell. “Market conditions today include lowered hardware costs, tax credits, and incentive programs that make New York a hot solar market. Mapdwell wants to help New Yorkers work with the sun”, Berlin continued.

The technology was developed by the company’s team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and licensed exclusively to Mapdwell, a Boston-based startup. Mapdwell’s award-winning online platform is the first solar mapping tool that allows everyone to understand solar potential through an exciting experience and a detailed cost/benefit analysis that includes comprehensive financial, technical and environmental metrics.

Solar System provides the community with an effective model for crowdsourcing the clean energy economy and creating value through distributed generation. The platform allows users to connect with local installers by sharing their solar reports, simplifying going solar and enabling customers and professionals to speak the same language.

Solar System NYC – the company’s ninth city launch – is part of Mapdwell’s rapid expansion strategy, that builds upon the platform’s success since its inception in Cambridge, Mass in 2013. Solar System is available in places including Boston, Washington DC, Boulder, Washington County in Oregon, and Wellfleet, where Mapdwell was at the center of the unprecedented success of the Solarize Mass initiative, organized by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC).

The New York City launch is the company’s largest to date and builds upon Mapdwell’s innovative model: to visualize hidden opportunity for wealth and well-being for everyone, everywhere by mapping a sustainable world. Mapdwell is proud to support communities across the United States and abroad in promoting education, spreading knowledge, and increasing adoption of renewable energy sources. Through its powerful global platform, unique model, and groundbreaking technology, Mapdwell remains the top innovator and industry leader in the field.

Mapdwell Solar System New York is available today at: http://mapdwell.com/newyork


(NOTE: A previous version of this press release had incorrect numbers for high-yield installed capacity, electricity output, and related metrics, as it was referring to the solar potential of partial boroughs instead of the entire City. It has been since corrected to reflect the correct figures.)


About Mapdwell®

Mapdwell is a clean tech M.I.T. spin-off, founded in 2013 out of a public-private-academic partnership centered around providing information at the consumer level to drive collective sustainability.

Mapdwell‘s mission is to visualize hidden opportunity for wealth and well-being for everyone, everywhere by mapping a sustainable world. Mapdwell delivers meaningful information through powerful and engaging decision-making tools that transform complex data into access, action, and progress.

Mapdwell was one of 15 high-impact, early stage companies at the 2013 SXSW Eco Startup Springboard. Solar System™ was showcased by Wired Magazine as one of “The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of 2013” and won one of Fast Company’s 2014 Innovation by Design Awards, alongside Reebok, Nike, Disney and others. Mapdwell is one of the 2015 Sustainia100 solutions for a sustainable world.

To learn more visit www.mapdwell.com today.


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