The site, set up in Australia, allows people to sign up free of charge and have their chosen avatar placed on the site’s interactive map.

Alternate avatars differentiate those with solar panels and solar hot water systems, allowing members to communicate with each other through varying options, and see where solar power is working around the world.

The idea behind the map to was connect green-minded people utilising solar power, wherever they are in the world. The site designer, Steve Ewings, hopes the shared knowledge and tips available on the site will add to their solar power experience.

Steve Ewings said: “SolaMaps is not only an opportunity for people with solar systems to connect with each other, but it celebrates the widespread use of solar power and shows how this clean energy source is increasingly becoming part of everyday our lives.”

“Collectively home solar installations add up to some serious energy production, and we want these little power producers to have a voice. SolaMaps represents a solar drop that can quickly build into an energy storm.”

SolaMaps, he says, promises the connectivity of current online social networks, but with a green mission and desire for environmental change.

You can see the SolaMap here.

Alison Brown

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