Mapdwell Puts the Sun on Every Roof in New York City

BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 4.7 gigawatts of high-yield photovoltaic potential, capable of delivering over 5 million megawatt-hours per year. "This is over $18 billion in local business that could provide enough clean, renewable energy to 475,000 American homes while offsetting carbon emissions equivalent to planting over 70 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 really 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 for 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 in places including Boston, Washington DC, Boulder, Wellfleet, and Washington County in Oregon, since its inception in Cambridge, Mass in 2013. The New York City launch is the company's largest to date and builds upon Mapdwell innovative and unique 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:

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 sustainability through the aggregate effort of individuals.

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.

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