Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof

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Forbes

One of the residential solar industry’s ongoing challenges surrounds standardizing and speeding up the time it takes to get installations approved and in place.

One small installer in San Diego is viewing this problem through a different lens: it is testing ways that its employees can use head-mounted Google Glass technology and applications to improve technician safety, get questions resolved more quickly in the field, and even to record and review projects for training and quality purposes.

“We recognized this device immediately as a game-changer in our industry,” said Michael Chagala, director of information technology for Sullivan Solar Power, a 120-person turnkey solar project design company that has installed approximately 18 million watts – from small residential projects to municipal systems to commercial installations. “We’ve only scratched the surface of how this will change the way we do business.”

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