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Mapdwell Catches All the Sun for San Francisco

BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mapdwell®, the leader in urban solar mapping, launched Solar System™ San Francisco, the most advanced online rooftop-solar tool available. Solar System provides detailed and accurate information to over 800,000 San Franciscans, helping businesses and home-owners visualize their solar opportunity and take action.

The technology reveals 3 gigawatts of high-yield photovoltaic potential that could deliver almost 4 million megawatt-hours per year. "San Francisco's 160,000 roofs can power 380,000 American homes with energy from the sun, making San Francisco our brightest project so far," said Eduardo Berlin, CEO at Mapdwell. "This is an $11 billion opportunity for California's clean energy industry, which could offset carbon emissions equivalent to planting 65 million trees. Mapdwell is here to help California work with the sun."

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

Solar System San Francisco 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.

San Francisco – the company's tenth service area and second West Coast project – is part of Mapdwell's strategic expansion to all key solar markets, building upon the company's success since its establishment in Cambridge, Mass in 2013. Solar System is available in Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Boulder, Washington County in Oregon, Wellfleet, and internationally.

This launch 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 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.

Solar System San Francisco is available today at: http://www.mapdwell.com/sanfrancisco

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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Source: Mapdwell