This data startup uses artificial intelligence to figure out if your roof is in decent shape

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When you first buy a house, your insurance company doesn’t know very much about it or how much insuring it will cost. That’s because it first has to send out an inspector to look at the exterior of your house, take measurements, and check out your roof to see what kind of shape it’s in.

Cape Analytics, a Mountain View-based data analytics startup, aims to change all that. Its API-pipeline can feed an insurance company information about a house’s exterior square footage, roof type, roof condition, changes in a home and more – all thanks to the use of machine learning to analyze aerial imagery.

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Cylindrical Solar Cells For Big Buildings

Cylindrical Solar Cells For Big Buildings

 Cylindrical solar cells, which can be arranged in rows to make solar panels,
are particularly suited for generating power atop commercial buildings.

A startup is selling cylindrical solar cells that can generate more power than conventional panels.

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Mini-Windmills Could Soon Be On Roofs Across Europe And US

Mini-Windmills Could Soon Be On Roofs Across Europe And US 
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They are small and look more like art than innovation. But the mini-windmills built by a British company could soon be on roofs across Europe and the US — if German energy giant RWE has its way.

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