Solar System provee la mejor evaluación remota de potencial solar del mundo. Tecnología desarrollada en MIT.

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Mapdwell crea plataformas que transforman data compleja en acceso, acción y progreso.

El Proyecto Mapdwell busca dotar de información a las comunidades de modo de fomentar prácticas sustentables, conciencia colectiva, eficiencia energética y desarrollo inteligente a través del esfuerzo agregado de las personas. Mapdwell propone una aproximación colectiva y orgánica hacia la sustentabilidad, de abajo hacia arriba, a través de la entrega de información precisa, abierta y trasparente que fomente la educación y disemine el conocimiento.

Trabajamos en la intersección de la data y el diseño para crear herramientas de decisión efectivas.

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Apoyamos procesos de toma de decisión complejos - a través de una cuidadosa arquitectura de elecciones - donde la economía, la educación y los objetivos medioambientales se alinean. Las comunidades pueden prosperar y tener un impacto positivo al mismo tiempo.

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Nuestro equipo es un grupo colaborativo de académicos, investigadores y profesionales de diferentes áreas - diseño, tecnologías de la edificación, ingeniería, ciencias medioambientales y ciencias de la computación, entre otras - comprometidos con imaginar, crear y entregar herramientas de información poderosas y atractivas.

Compartimos la pasión por un trabajo bien hecho y la convicción de que siempre puede ser mejor.

work with the sun®

La generación distribuida vía instalaciones solares de techo es una oportunidad única para la acción colectiva sustentable, la expansion de nuestra base energética renovable y la participación ciudadana en la nueva "economía compartida". Aunque la energía fotovoltaica existe hace tiempo, solo recientemente se ha vuelto una tecnología sencilla y costo-efectiva que toda vivenda o edificación debiera considerar.

La energía solar en techos tiene sentido. Mapdwell está empeñada en proveer la información y herramientas necesarias para que cualquiera pueda trabajar con el sol.

Solar System es una plataforma abierta de evaluación solar remota que permite a cualquier comunidad en el planeta descubrir sus recursos solares subyacentes. Revela el potencial solar de las edificaciones a través de tecnología de vanguardia, sofisticada y ultra precisa desarrollada por nuestro equipo en el Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) y licenciada exclusivamente a Mapdwell.

Solar System es una herramienta de toma de decisión diseñada cuidadosamete que empodera a sus usuarios con un exhaustivo análisis de costo y beneficio a través de su plataforma abierta, intuitiva e interactiva. A través de está aproximación orientada a la educación y al conocimiento, Solar System potencia la acción individual y la adopción solar masiva de manera orgánica.

Solar System está en expansión. Haz click aquí para postular a tu comunidad o contáctanos si quieres saber más. Mira la lista más abajo para explorar las comunidades y aliados estratégicos que trabajan con el sol.

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Insolación solar incidente en superficies horizontales sobre el planeta [kWh/m²/día]. Fuente: NASA/SSE

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Mapdwell está en la vanguardia de la exploración científica y las tecnologías de la información. Nuestro equipo está permanentemente mejorando la calidad de nuestros proyectos, expandiendo el alcance de nuestras herramientas y explorando nuevos desafíos que alinean tecnologías de información con acción comunitaria. Aplicaciones futuras capitalizarán sobre las relaciones institucionales de Mapdwell y su posición de avanzada en innovación, investigación y tecnología.

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2015.10.19

Mapdwell chosen as Sustainia Award Finalist

Mapdwell in the running for prestigious sustainability award

On Monday, Mapdwell was announced as one of ten finalists for the Sustainia Award.

Sustainia Award is an international award given to a solution, technology or initiative with a significant potential to build a more sustainable future. The award is founded by sustainability think tank Sustainia in collaboration with former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s initiative Regions20. Arnold Schwarzenegger serves as honorary chair for the Sustainia Award Committee. The award is given out every year at an award ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Learn more about the finalists here and vote for Mapdwell for the Community Award on Facebook.

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2015.08.27

PRESS RELEASE | Mapdwell Catches All the Sun for San Francisco

BOSTON, Massachusetts ― August 27th, 2015 ― For Immediate Release

M.I.T. spinoff maps 3 GW of rooftop solar potential in the city and opens the clean energy economy to everyone by making solar exciting and simple.

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.

Solar System™ 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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2015.08.21

PRESS RELEASE | Mapdwell puts the Sun on every Roof in New York City

BOSTON, Massachusetts ― August 21th, 2015 ― For Immediate Release

Startup launches first website for all New Yorkers to discover their solar potential, explore their options and connect with local installers, making solar exciting and simple.

Mapdwell®, the leader in urban solar mapping, launched Solar System™ New York City, the most advanced online rooftop-solar tool available. Solar System provides detailed and accurate information to over 8 million New Yorkers across the five boroughs, helping businesses and home-owners visualize their solar opportunity and take action.

The New York project covers over 1 million buildings and identifies over 11 gigawatts of high-yield photovoltaic potential, capable of delivering over 13 million megawatt-hours per year. “This is over $40 billion in local business that could provide enough clean, renewable energy to over 1.2 million American homes while offsetting carbon emissions equivalent to planting 185 million trees”, explained Eduardo Berlin, CEO at Mapdwell. “Market conditions today include lowered hardware costs, tax credits, and incentive programs that make New York a hot solar market. Mapdwell wants to help New Yorkers work with the sun”, Berlin continued.

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

Solar System 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.

Solar System NYC – the company’s ninth city launch – is part of Mapdwell’s rapid expansion strategy, that builds upon the platform’s success since its inception in Cambridge, Mass in 2013. Solar System is available in places including Boston, Washington DC, Boulder, Washington County in Oregon, and Wellfleet, where Mapdwell was at the center of the unprecedented success of the Solarize Mass initiative, organized by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC).

The New York City launch is the company’s largest to date and 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 and abroad 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.

Mapdwell Solar System New York is available today at: http://mapdwell.com/newyork


(NOTE: A previous version of this press release had incorrect numbers for high-yield installed capacity, electricity output, and related metrics, as it was referring to the solar potential of partial boroughs instead of the entire City. It has been since corrected to reflect the correct figures.)


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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2015.08.20

Mapdwell launches Solar System™ for Boulder

Partnership with the City of Boulder brings Solar System to Boulder's 100,000+ residents.

Today Mapdwell announced the launch of Solar System for Boulder, Colorado, in partnership with the City of Boulder.

“For many community members, Boulder’s rooftop solar tool will spark the conversation about what is possible in terms of personal—and communitywide—power generation. For others, it will provide the information they need to take the next step toward going solar. This exciting development represents a key step on our community’s path to clean, local power,” said David Driskell, executive director of community planning and sustainability at the city.

Covering over 28,000 building structures, the project identified 553 Megawatts of potential high-yield photovoltaic capacity capable of delivering 740,000 Megawatt-hours per year. This is enough clean, renewable energy to power 70,000 American households, create over $2 billion in local business, and offset carbon emissions equivalent to planting over 11 million trees.

Solar System has now precisely identified over one square mile of rooftop area in Boulder that bears high-yield solar potential. With Solar System, the City provides Boulder residents with an effective model for crowdsourcing the clean energy economy and creating value through distributed generation.

Since 2007, Boulder residents, businesses and institutions have installed more than 15 megawatts (MW) of solar on more than 1,900 rooftop solar installations. These community clean energy investments have avoided 69,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (equivalent to taking 14,500 passenger vehicles off the road).

Mapdwell is proud to take part in the larger sustainability action initiative of Boulder, recognized as a platinum-level Solar Friendly Community with one of the highest per-capita solar installations in the country.

Visit Solar System Boulder at http://mapdwell.com/boulder

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2015.06.11

Solar System selected for SUSTAINIA100 Awards

Mapdwell Solar System among projects recognized in annual Sustainia100 Awards

Solar System was selected by SUSTAINIA as one of 100 leading sustainability innovations from around the world.

SUSTAINIA100 is an annual study that identifying readily available innovations, projects, and technologies that make strides to advance sustainability. SUSTAINIA100 gives investors, business leaders, policy makers and consumers insights into promising solutions within many fields: Education, Energy, Health, Cities, Resources, Buildings, Food, Fashion, Transportation, and Information Technology. The 2015 innovations are deployed in 151 countries including both Western innovation hubs and emerging economies.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Honorary Chair of SUSTAINIA, heads the selection committee that also includes Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway; Connie Hedegaard, Former EU Commissioner of Climate Action and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri Former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC.

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2015.04.30

Mapdwell helps Boston beat New York and Philadelphia in solar power

Mayor Walsh (image via the City of Boston)

In a new report from Environment Massachusetts, Boston ranks fourth in the Northeast for solar power generated per capita, ahead of New York City and Philadelphia. In an interview with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Magazine explores the city's efforts to promote solar, highlighting its partnership with Mapdwell. Go Boston!

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2015.04.13

Solar System at Milan Design Week

Mapdwell Solar System one of nineteen projects at Milan Design Week's NEED exhibition.

From April 14-19, Mapdwell Solar System is on display at Milan Design Week's NEED exhibition among nineteen curated works from around the globe. The exhibit explores "needs" through a multitude of case histories relating different viewpoints: individual and collective, in micro and macro scale, human or artificial, tangible and intangible, present and future. "What are the needs of the future?" "What does the future need?"

Learn more at http://www.need-design.it/

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2015.01.30

Mapdwell featured on NHK's "Close-up Gendai" television program in Japan

Mapdwell featured during "Close-up Gendai" on Japan's NHK television network

Earlier in January, Mapdwell hosted visitors from Japan's NHK television network for current affairs program "Close-up Gendai." The show -- airing daily at 7:30pm to an audience of 12 million people -- discussed the vast potential of open data as well as the social and economic power of mapping, with hosts interviewing representatives from NASA and Mapdwell about ongoing projects in the United States and beyond.

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2014.10.17

PRESS RELEASE | Mapdwell Wins Fast Company’s 2014 Innovation by Design Award

Mapdwell receives top award at the 2014 edition of the prestigious Innovation by Design Awards presented by Fast Company. Solar System™ was among the 10 category winners alongside products and projects by Nike, Disney, Reebok, Jonas Dahlberg, and others.

BOSTON, Massachusetts ― October 17th, 2014 ― For Immediate Release

Mapdwell Solar System won the Data Visualization category at the 2014 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards, presented last night in the Awards Ceremony at the Metropolitan Pavilion, in New York City. Category nominees included extraordinary products and solutions from the MIT Media Lab, IDEO, The United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and Bloomberg Visual Data, among others.

Fast Company praised Mapdwell’s interactive rooftop solar potential platform in their official announcement, stating that “our judges were smitten by its intuitive user interface, which crunches lots of data to become usable, business-forward, and most importantly, relevant to you.” Solar System was among the fifty-three companies, projects, and products announced in early September as finalists for this year’s edition of the Awards – selected from over 1,500 worldwide submissions – alongside a remarkable list that included Google, GE, NASA, Disney, Nike, Reebok, The New York Times, Quirky, McDonalds, Jonas Dahlberg, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), and others.

Nike, Disney, Reebok, and Jonas Dahlberg were among the 10 winners. “It is a privilege to be recognized here, among such inspiration and by peers who, like us, believe in the transformative power of design. Distributed rooftop solar is a revolutionary achievement, a breakthrough in human ecology and our company is about getting everyone on board because, now that we can, we must,” said our CEO, Eduardo Berlin in his acceptance speech.

Announcement: Announcing The Winners Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards

Innovation By Design 2014: A Q&A With Mapdwell's Eduardo Berlin

Full Article on Mapdwell: This Startup Can Map The Solar Potential Of Every Single Home In Your City

Excerpt from Fast Company Press Release: “…The Innovation by Design Awards (…) honor the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to today’s business problems. This year’s judging panel, which was once again comprised of the world’s best design minds, selected the finalists from among 1,587 international submissions across 10 categories…” (Media Contact: Cole Wilson, Director of Editorial Relations | cwilson@fastcompany.com)



About Mapdwell

Mapdwell develops decision-making tools to help communities transform information into action toward sustainable practices, community awareness, energy efficiency, and smart development through the aggregate effort of individuals. Mapdwell proposes an organic, bottom-up, collective approach to sustainability by delivering accurate, open, and unbiased information to increase education and spread knowledge.

Mapdwell works at the intersection of data and design to create effective decision-making tools. We assist complex decision-making processes – through carefully designed choice architecture – where economics, education, and environmental goals can be aligned, and communities can do well while doing good.

Mapdwell won Fast Company’s 2014 Innovation by Design Award for Data Visualization, and was recognized as a high impact, early stage company at the 2013 SXSW Eco Conference, the sustainability chapter of the world renowned, cutting edge cultural, music, interactive, and film conference and festival. Earlier this year Wired Magazine selected Solar System as one of the “The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of 2013.”

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2014.10.02

PRESS RELEASE | Chile Home To Mapdwell’s First International Project

Competitive process brings Solar System™ to Vitacura – the greenest and most progressive community in Metropolitan Santiago – as the country enacts its official Net Billing regulation.



BOSTON, Massachusetts ― October 1st, 2014 ― For Immediate Release

Mapdwell announced today the launch of Solar System in Vitacura (Santiago, Chile) in partnership with the local Municipality to provide the community with the most advanced solar decision-making tool available today. The strategic alliance brings actionable information for solar PV opportunities to home- and business-owners, building managers, installers, and other industry stakeholders at the dawn of Chile’s brand new “Net Billing regulation”, effective October 11.

Conceived as a public good, Solar System is Mapdwell’s open, online, interactive, and user-oriented tool for rooftop solar photovoltaic remote assessment and cost-benefit analysis. It is based on state-of-the-art technology developed by our team at M.I.T. – and delivered though strategic partnerships seeking to amplify the impact of collective sustainability through awareness, education, and community engagement.

Covering over 15,000 building structures, the project identified 400+ Megawatts of potential high-yield photovoltaic capacity capable of delivering more than 500,000 Megawatt-hours per year. This is enough clean, renewable energy to power 85,000 local households, create over 1.2 billion dollars in local business, and offset carbon emissions equivalent to planting over 5 million trees.

Vitacura, under Mayor Raúl Torrealba’s administration, becomes the first community in Chile to provide its citizens with a comprehensive, open access, solar rooftop analysis, and the first community outside the United States to partner with Mapdwell to do so. The project was unveiled this morning by the Mayor, in a launch ceremony and cocktail at the Amanda Labarca public school. Environment Department Vice-Secretary Marcelo Mena, Mayor Torrealba, and Mapdwell’s Eduardo Berlin, offered remarks to an enthusiastic audience.

Solar System is the latest contribution to Vitacura’s continuing efforts to lead Chileans towards sustainable practices, energy efficiency, and smarter, healthier living. Mapdwell is honored to partner with the City to make renewable solar a reality through information, education, and access.

Mapdwell Solar System for Vitacura, Chile is available today at mapdwell.com/vitacura



About Mapdwell

The Mapdwell Project is about enabling communities with information in order to drive sustainable practices, community awareness, energy efficiency, and smart development through the aggregate effort of individuals. Mapdwell proposes an organic, bottom-up, collective approach to sustainability by delivering accurate, open, and unbiased information to increase education and spread knowledge.

We work at the intersection of data and design to create effective decision-making tools. We assist complex decision-making processes – through carefully designed choice architecture – where economics, education, and environmental goals can be aligned. Communities can now do well while doing good.

Mapdwell was recognized as a high impact, early stage company at the 2013 SXSW Eco Conference, the sustainability chapter of the world renowned, cutting edge cultural, music, interactive, and film conference and festival. Earlier this year Wired Magazine selected Solar System as one of the “The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of 2013.” Mapdwell is one of the finalists of the Fast Company 2014 Innovation by Design Awards, alongside Google, Nike, The New York Times, Ideo, Disney, BIG, USGBC, NASA, and others.

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2014.10.01

PRESS RELEASE | Mapdwell a Finalist for Fast Company’s Prestigious Innovation Awards

Fast Company selects Mapdwell, alongside Google, NASA, IDEO, The New York Times, Disney, Nike, GE, and others, as a finalist for the 2014 Innovation by Design Awards.

BOSTON, Massachusetts ― October 1st, 2014 ― For Immediate Release

Fast Company announced Mapdwell Solar System among the 53 companies, projects, and products selected as finalists for this year’s Innovation by Design Awards. Mapdwell Solar System was selected from over 1,500 worldwide submissions, alongside a noteworthy list of finalists that include Google, GE, IDEO, NASA, Disney, Nike, Reebok, The New York Times, Quirky, McDonalds, MIT Media Lab, Bloomberg, and Bjarke Ingels Group.

From Fast Company Press Release: “…The Innovation by Design Awards, now in their third year, honor the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to today’s business problems. This year’s judging panel, which was once again comprised of the world’s best design minds, selected the finalists from among 1,587 international submissions across ten categories. Honorees include big-name brands like Nike and Google, and design firms like fuseproject and Sagmeister & Walsh. The winners will be announced on October 15th at a celebration in New York, as part of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Conference where design leaders from Nest, IDEO, Etsy, Cooper Hewitt and others will present.” (Media Contact: Cole Wilson, Director of Editorial Relations | cwilson@fastcompany.com)

Solar System is one of seven nominees in the Data Visualization category, and was featured on the October 2014 print edition of Fast Company, as one of ten innovations in the article “Design Is Changing How We Live”. Category winners will be announced on October 15th, 2014 in the Award Ceremony at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, closing the 2014 edition of the Innovation by Design Conference.

Mapdwell is proud to be a part of this group of amazing innovators and honored to be recognized among such beautiful and transformative endeavors.

Announcement: Announcing The Finalists Of The Innovation by Design Awards

October 2014 Print Edition Feature Article: Design Is Changing How We Live

Full Article on Mapdwell: This Startup Can Map The Solar Potential Of Every Single Home In Your City



About Mapdwell

The Mapdwell Project is about enabling communities with information in order to drive sustainable practices, community awareness, energy efficiency, and smart development through the aggregate effort of individuals. Mapdwell proposes an organic, bottom-up, collective approach to sustainability by delivering accurate, open, and unbiased information to increase education and spread knowledge.

We work at the intersection of data and design to create effective decision-making tools. We assist complex decision-making processes – through carefully designed choice architecture – where economics, education, and environmental goals can be aligned. Communities can now do well while doing good.

Mapdwell was recognized as a high impact, early stage company at the 2013 SXSW Eco Conference, the sustainability chapter of the world renowned, cutting edge cultural, music, interactive, and film conference and festival. Earlier this year Wired Magazine selected Solar System as one of the “The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of 2013.” Mapdwell is one of the finalists of the Fast Company 2014 Innovation by Design Awards, alongside Google, The New York Times, Ideo, NASA, and others.

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2014.09.24

Mapdwell makes METRO Boston's Cover Story

Great Article by METRO Boston about Mapdwell's Solar System™ Landing in Boston.

BOSTON, Massachusetts ― September 24th, 2014 ― For Immediate Release

"Just Call Him Mr. Sunshine" read yesterday's cover story of METRO Boston, referring to our CEO, Eduardo Berlin. Commuters were excited to learn that Mapdwell had landed in Boston, assessed the solar potential of over 125k buildings and – in partnership with the City of Boston – made the information publicly available through Solar System™, the most advanced open, public, and interactive rooftop solar tool available today. Almost 650,000 people will benefit from the tool and be able to work with the sun®!

Cover to the September 23, 2014 Edition

METRO Boston Full Article

Solar System™ Boston

From METRO Boston Website
Metro is published in more than 100 major cities across Europe, North & South America and Asia . Metro has a unique global reach — attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of more than 18 million daily readers. Metro is a free daily newspaper written and designed for young and ambitious professionals. Designed for a 20-minute read, the paper gives metropolitans all they need to know, Monday through Friday, during their morning commutes.

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2014.09.23

PRESS RELEASE | Mapdwell Solar System™ Expands to Oregon & the Pacific Northwest

Close Collaboration with Energy Trust of Oregon brings Solar System to 450,000+ Oregon Residents in Washington County in the Portland Metro Area.

BOSTON, Massachusetts ― September 23th, 2014 ― For Immediate Release

Mapdwell announced today the launch of Solar System for Washington County, Oregon, in partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon. The pilot covers a significant portion of the Portland Metro Area, providing one of the most sustainability-aware communities in the US with the most advanced solar decision-making tool available today. The strategic alliance brings actionable information for solar PV opportunities to home- and business-owners, building managers, installers, and other industry stakeholders.

Conceived as a public good, Solar System is Mapdwell’s open, online, interactive, and user-oriented tool for rooftop solar photovoltaic remote assessment and cost-benefit analysis. It is based on state-of-the-art technology licensed from M.I.T. and delivered though strategic partnerships seeking to amplify the impact of collective sustainability through awareness, education, and community engagement.

The project covers over 155,000 building structures and identifies 2,901 Megawatts of potential high-yield photovoltaic capacity capable of delivering over 3.5 million Megawatt-hours per year. This is enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 300,000 Oregon households, create close to $15 billion in local business, and offset carbon emissions equivalent to planting 60 million trees.

Solar System has now precisely identified more than 7 square miles of rooftop area in Washington County that bears high-yield solar potential, and will become instrumental for achieving Oregon’s ambitious carbon reduction goals and maintaining its leading position in sustainability affairs, while empowering the community with an effective model for crowdsourcing the clean energy economy and creating value through distributed generation.

Energy Trust and Mapdwell worked in a close and fruitful collaboration for over a year to bring this project to fruition. The partnership hopes to expand coverage and make Solar System available to the entire Oregon community, after careful qualitative and quantitative assessment of this first deployment. Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable power, seeking to reduce energy costs, create jobs, and build a sustainable future, since 2002. Mapdwell is proud to partner with Energy Trust, a leading and pioneer institution, to help advance renewable energy awareness, promote education, and increase adoption.

Mapdwell Solar System for Washington County, OR is available today at mapdwell.com/energytrust



About Mapdwell

The Mapdwell Project is about enabling communities with information in order to drive sustainable practices, community awareness, energy efficiency, and smart development through the aggregate effort of individuals. Mapdwell proposes an organic, bottom-up, collective approach to sustainability by delivering accurate, open, and unbiased information to increase education and spread knowledge.

We work at the intersection of data and design to create effective decision-making tools. We assist complex decision-making processes – through carefully designed choice architecture – where economics, education, and environmental goals can be aligned. Communities can now do well while doing good.

Mapdwell was recognized as a high impact, early stage company at the 2013 SXSW Eco Conference, the sustainability chapter of the world renowned, cutting edge cultural, music, interactive, and film conference and festival. Earlier this year Wired Magazine selected Solar System as one of the “The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of 2013.” Mapdwell is one of the finalists of the Fast Company 2014 Innovation by Design Awards, alongside Google, Nike, The New York Times, Ideo, Disney, BIG, USGBC, NASA, and others.

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2014.09.16

PRESS RELEASE | Mapdwell Releases Solar System™ for Boston

Partnership with the City’s Department of Environment, Energy & Open Space brings Solar System to Boston’s 650,000 residents.



BOSTON, Massachusetts ― September 16th, 2014 ― For Immediate Release

Mapdwell announced today the launch of Solar System for Boston, Mass., in partnership with the City of Boston – through its Department of Environment, Energy, and Open Space – to provide the entire Boston community with the most advanced solar decision-making tool available today. The strategic alliance brings actionable information for solar PV opportunities to home- and business-owners, building managers, installers, and other industry stakeholders.

Conceived as a public good, Solar System is Mapdwell’s open, online, interactive, and user-oriented tool for rooftop solar photovoltaic remote assessment and cost-benefit analysis. It is based on state-of-the-art technology licensed from M.I.T. and delivered though strategic partnerships seeking to amplify the impact of collective sustainability through awareness, education, and community engagement. Covering over 125,000 building structures, the project identified 2,271 Megawatts of potential high-yield photovoltaic capacity capable of delivering 2,132,000 Megawatt-hours per year. This is enough clean, renewable energy to power 200,000 American households, create over $10 billion in local business, and offset carbon emissions equivalent to planting over 37 million trees.

Solar System has now precisely identified more than 5 square miles of rooftop area in Boston that bears high-yield solar potential. The project should be instrumental for achieving the 25% greenhouse gas emission reduction the City has set as a goal for 2020 and dovetails into Greenovate Boston, a community-driven movement looking to “enable people to take simple steps that will make the City a better, greener place to live and work.” With Solar System, the City provides Bostonians with an effective model for crowdsourcing the clean energy economy and creating value through distributed generation.

Mapdwell is proud to take part in the larger sustainability action plan for Boston, ranked as the “Most Energy-Efficient City in the United States” by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Mapdwell Solar System for Boston, MA is available today at mapdwell.com/boston



About Mapdwell

The Mapdwell Project was inspired by a single purpose: to deliver meaningful information through powerful and engaging tools. Mapdwell’s mission is to provide information at the consumer level that will drive community awareness, sustainable practices, energy efficiency, and smart growth through the aggregate effort of individuals. We believe accurate, transparent, and unbiased information is a significant catalyst of positive change.

Mapdwell works at the intersection of data, design, and technology to craft innovative and comprehensive analysis, assessment, visualization, and information tools for urban and non-urban regions and systems. We turn data into information that can be transformed into action.

Mapdwell was featured as a high impact, early stage company at the 2013 SXSW Eco Conference, the sustainability version of the world renowned, cutting edge cultural, music, interactive, and film conference and festival. Earlier this year Wired Magazine selected Solar System as one of the “The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of 2013.”

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2014.08.31

Wellfleet Solarize Campaign Breaks Every Record

Mapdwell's First Case Study: Wellfleet Solarize Campaign

The Mass Audubon Society partnered with Mapdwell to deliver Solar System™ to the Wellfleet Bay community in tandem with the Town’s enrollment in a solarize program. The unique approach of leveraging Solar System to amplify the campaign’s impact yielded unprecedented results, far outperforming all other program participants in all success metrics, adding an installed capacity of 239 watts per person, and solarizing one in ten households in only four months!

We’re excited to share with you a one-page visualization of the full case study.

We hope you enjoy it!

Download Report Here

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2014.07.01

CONSERVATION MAGAZINE | Citywide Solar

2014.01.01

MIT ENERGY FUTURES (MITEI) | Urban Sustainability: Designing Resource-Efficient Appealing Cities

2013.12.16

THE ATLANTIC | Imagining the U.S. Supreme Court Covered in Solar Panels

2013.12.13

ARCHITECT MAGAZINE | Solar Mapping Project Expands to D.C.

2013.12.11

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA | Mapdwell se Expande a Washington DC

Alianza con el Gobierno del Distrito de Columbia lleva ‘Solar System’ a la capital de EEUU.



Boston, Massachusetts – 11 de Diciembre de 2013 – Para su Publicación Inmediata.

Mapdwell anunció hoy el lanzamiento de Solar System para Washington, D.C., en colaboración con el District Department of the Environment (DDOE), expandiendo esta avanzada herramienta de análisis de recursos solares de techos a la capital de EEUU. Esta alianza estratégica busca dotar a residentes, comercio, instaladores y otros participantes de la industria con información que contribuya a la educación sobre el recurso renovable solar y promueva la generación distribuida mediante tecnologías solares.

El DDOE fue la primera de varias organizaciones en aliarse con Mapdwell – un emprendimiento nacido en M.I.T. – después de la introducción de la plataforma en Cambridge, MA. El mapa de Washington aparece sólo 7 meses después del lanzamiento inicial de Solar System, y constituye el primer paso en la expansión de la plataforma en Estados Unidos y el mundo. En octubre, Mapdwell fue reconocida junto a un selecto grupo de “compañías emergentes de alto impacto” como parte del Start-Up Springboard de South by Southwest, siendo seleccionada por el Advisory Board de SXSW Eco, la versión de sustentabilidad del prestigioso festival y conferencia anual de vanguardia en cine, música, y tecnologías interactivas.

La expandida aplicación web se basa en la poderosa plataforma integrada de Solar System, definida por su diseño intuitivo, experiencia interactiva del usuario, y entrega del análisis de costo y beneficio más preciso y completo, abierto a todos. La tecnología de Mapdwell ha sido licenciada en forma exclusiva al Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Solar System D.C. mapea el potencial solar de más de 160.000 edificios, identificando recursos por sobre los 2,5 gigawatts para instalaciones fotovoltaicas de alto retorno, por un valor de sobre US $10 billones. También indica la ubicación de más de 800 sistemas existentes, equivalentes a ~4 megawatts de capacidad instalada.

Este proyecto es otro testimonio de la capacidad para escalar la plataforma y del valor de una aproximación innovadora para alcanzar sustentabilidad entre todos.

Solar System para Washington D.C. está disponible en http://www.mapdwell.com/solarsystem/dc

Acerca de Mapdwell

El Proyecto Mapdwell busca dotar a las comunidades con información que promueva prácticas sustentables, conciencia comunitaria, eficiencia energética y desarrollo inteligente a través del esfuerzo colectivo. Al transformar información abierta, precisa e imparcial en educación y acción, propone una solución orgánica – pero auspiciosa – al dilema de los combustibles fósiles.

El equipo de Mapdwell trabaja en la intersección de los datos, el diseño y la tecnología para crear instrumentos innovadores e intuitivos de análisis, evaluación y visualización –a nivel de unidad y de contexto– para sistemas y regiones urbanas y no urbanas.

Mapdwell es un colectivo de profesionales e investigadores del Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) que ayuda a comunidades, municipios y gobiernos a diseminar conocimiento y alcanzar sustentabilidad de largo plazo.

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2013.08.22

Mapdwell featured at the 2013 SXSW Eco Startup Springboard

The Mapdwell Project is part of the 2013 Startup Springboard official selection at South By Southwest Eco.

Join us at the Austin Convention Center, October 7-9 2013!

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2013.06.15

GEEK | MIT’s super accurate mapping predicts solar power potential

2013.06.03

ARCHDAILY | The Mapdwell Project: Determining Optimal Solar Power on Rooftops

2013.05.06

PRESS RELEASE | "Solar System" Debuts as First Module of Mapdwell Project

Mapdwell unveils urban mapping and informatics platform with rooftop solar potential tool



BOSTON, Massachusetts ― May 7, 2013 ― For Immediate Release

Mapdwell unveiled today its online urban mapping and informatics platform, mapdwell.com, alongside Mapdwell Solar System, a next-generation online rooftop solar potential application.

The brainchild of top creative professionals, academics, and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mapdwell is a framework built for the processing and delivery of vast, complex urban information through beautiful, easy-to-understand online interactive tools.

The first module of the Mapdwell platform, Mapdwell Solar System, is the most accurate and user-friendly solar mapping and information application available in the United States. Built upon an exclusive license from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mapdwell Solar System advances proprietary, industry-leading technology to enable the:

  • Determination of slope, shape, and orientation of building rooftops;
  • Simulation of solar irradiation taking into account historical weather data;
  • Consideration of physical obstructions like vegetation and surrounding buildings;
  • Computation of potential solar power generation;
  • Application of national, state, and local utility rates and incentive programs;
  • Delivery of accurate and unbiased information in a beautiful, user-friendly interface.

Mapdwell Solar System employs a rich framework for the processing of LiDAR data, the computation of solar radiation, and the purveyance of meaningful and relatable information to consumers regarding their solar potential. The framework is built upon the familiar and intuitive Google Maps API as a rich web map service, providing this information in objective metrics such as system size in kWh as well as relatable measures like the number of trees saved by installing a solar system.

Mapdwell Solar System’s powerful platform, user-friendliness, speed, accuracy and stability, make it the best and most thorough web-based rooftop photovoltaic potential tool. It is based on the latest web and data management technology and hosted following the fastest and most reliable standards. It provides efficient and cost-effective scalability at the cluster, city, county, and state levels.

Mapdwell is a multi-disciplinary group of engineers, architects, and building scientists from M.I.T., brought together by a simple realization: individuals have the underlying capacity to drive positive change through their dwelling decisions –where and how they live– but lack the necessary tools to inform their decision-making. The Mapdwell Project was inspired by a single purpose, to deliver meaningful information with powerful and beautiful tools.

Mapdwell’s mission is to provide information at the consumer level that will drive community awareness, sustainable practices, energy efficiency, and smart growth through the aggregate effort of individuals. We believe accurate, transparent, and unbiased information is a significant catalyst of positive change.

Mapdwell works at the intersection of data, design, and technology to craft innovative and comprehensive analysis, assessment, visualization, and information tools for buildings and urban and non-urban regions and systems. We turn data into information that can be transformed into action.

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2013.04.29

Launching on May 7th

With only a few days left, we are working on all those tiny details that matter so much. We can't wait to share "Solar System" with you all! So check back on Tuesday, May 7th 2013.

The Mapdwell team.

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Equipo

Eduardo Berlin

Eduardo Berlin

CEO
Co-Fundador

Eduardo es un emprendedor con un fuerte interés en los modelos de información como catalizadores de transformaciones positivas, evolución de los mercados y sunstentabilidad comunitaria. Antes de Mapdwell fundó MoDe Studio, un estudio de diseño y consultoría inmobiliara establecido en Boston. Eduardo tiene un MDeS de la Univeridad de Harvard y es arquitecto de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. El 2010 fue el Gramlich Fellow For Emerging Leaders in Community Develpoment, otorgado por el Joint Center for Housing Studies y NeighborWorks America.

Cristoph Reinhart

Cristoph Reinhart

Desarrollo Estratégico
Co-Fundador

Christoph lidera el desarrollo estratégico y las nuevas oportunidades de investigación. Es Profesor Asociado en Tecnologías de la Edificación en MIT y lidera el Sustainable Design Lab del SA+P. Se especializa en las áreas de diseño sustentable de edificios, modelamiento medioambiental e influencia del comportamiento en el consumo energético de los edificios. Previo a su trabajo en Mapdwell y MIT lideró el programa de Diseño Sustentable en el Harvard GSD y fue investigador del NRC de Canadá. Reinhart es Doctor en Arquitectura de la Technical University of Karlsruhe.

Nicolás Waissbluth

Nicolás Waissbluth

Gerente de Tecnología
Co-Fundador

Nicolás lidera el Desarrollo de Aplicaciones y Software en Mapdwell, con un fuerte foco en el desarrollo herramientas orientadas al usuario, poderosas, intuitivas e interactivas. Sus áreas de interés son Desarrollo de Software, Visualización y Estadísticas. Waissbluth está involucrado en desarrollo de software desde el 2006, y ha formado parte de diversos proyectos de desarrollo web y móvil desde entonces. Nicolás es candidato del Magíster en Ciencias de la Ingeniería (2015) en la Escuela de Ingeniería de la Universidad Católica de Chile.

David Nix

David Nix

Gerente de Operaciones
Co-Fundador

David heads technical operations at Mapdwell, where he is responsible for design, product development, user experience, building science, data analysis, distributed scientific computing, geomatics, data wrangling, and financial analysis. His is focused on bringing design, science and technology to cities, places and people. David holds a M. Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Fulbright scholar at the Tohoku University School of Engineering in Japan.

La información es un motor de transformación positiva y que el diseño es un medio poderoso para diseminarla. Estamos comprometidos con la calidad de nuestro trabajo, las comunidades con las que trabajamos y un futuro brillante y sustentable.

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