Figuring out your home’s solar-energy potential is easy. Just visit slcgovsolar.com and click on the instructions link to get started. You’ll be able to isolate sections of your rooftop and get real data on your home’s kilowatt potential and help you figure out energy savings.

For example, Salt Lake magazine’s offices are located in Trolley Corners. Using the tools at the website, we figured that if we used 100 percent of our building’s surface area to gather solar-generated electricity, we could create 814,234 kilowatt hours of electricity per year and save more than a million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year.

More solar energy information is available at utahcleanenergy.org.