Solar energy is fast becoming a key driver in accelerating the decarbonisation of the British economy. Integrating multiple data sources with advanced analytics, LOCATE SOLAR is enabling rapid identification of deployment locations accelerating the UK’s transition to net zero.


In response to the climate challenges the world is facing, the UK Government committed to achieving the net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emission target, outlined in The Paris Agreement, by 2050. Solar energy has become one of the most cost-effective ways to move the UK to net zero, the industry is looking to triple its energy output by 2030 resulting in solar becoming responsible for more than 10% of the country’s electricity demand.

Solar panels on a commercial building

Commercial & residential solar suitability


LOCATE SOLAR is the most detailed, comprehensive, and up-to-date national rooftop solar sustainability database, containing over 29,000,000 individual building entries each with over 35 unique solar-centric attributes. The platform is enabling councils to rapidly assess city scale areas to understand asset potential and accelerate project deployment as part of their wider scale decarbonisation strategies.

Key Features

  • Provides instantaneous feedback on the number of buildings/ rooftops that meet the end users specific criteria
  • Aesthetic map-based interface with multiple backdrops available, including satellite imagery
  • Intuitive filtering for rapid modelling and insight generation
  • Key functionality for identifying the most solar suitable roofs
  • Multiple layers for visualisation and contextualisation
  • Export filtered results or specific location reports
  • Individual property level solar suitability intelligence

Granular view of suitability, filtered to desired area

Filtered suitability layer, with satellite imagery

Client Benefits

  • Fully web-based solution means no third-party software or associated maintenance is required
  • No in-house software or data hosting/ management needed
  • Reduced surveying costs, more efficient/ effective field surveys
  • Accelerated intelligence gathering across complex, city-scale areas
  • ‘All-in-one’ solution removes user need to utilise multiple inputs for decision making
  • Outlines the financial and environmental returns of solar deployment
  • Higher return on sales and marketing by pre-identifying the best roof tops for solar


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LOCATE SOLAR Database Expands to Encompass Scotland and Wales

Geospatial Insight, the UK’s leading provider of clean energy geospatial solutions behind LOCATE SOLAR, proudly announces the expansion of its ground-breaking database to include Scotland and Wales. This strategic move solidifies LOCATE SOLAR as the most comprehensive and up-to-date national rooftop solar sustainability database across Great Britain.

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