Plans to license new sets of map data
Google plans to license new sets of map data to several companies for use in building renewable energy products, through which it hopes to generate up to $100 million in its first year.
The company intends to sell the new service APIs with information related to solar energy and air quality.
Among the new offerings will be a solar application programming interface, which can be used by solar installers such as SunRun and Tesla and energy and solar design companies such as Aurora Solar, according to a report seen by the American network CNBC. “Al Arabiya.net”.
Google also considers that there are opportunities to do projects with real estate companies such as Zillow and Redfin, hospitality companies such as Marriott Bonvoy, and gas companies such as PG&E.
Google plans to sell an application programming interface (API) service for individual building data, as well as aggregated data for all buildings in a particular city or county, according to one of the documents. It says it has data for more than 350 million buildings, according to the documents, a significant increase from the 60 million buildings it cited for Project Sunroof in 2017.