I figured I’d go ahead and create a thread for my ongoing solar panel locating project hosted at https://github.com/typicalTYLER/SolarPanelDataWrangler (The name is up for debate , maybe just SolarPanelFinder?)
I’m currently using it to find solar panels Austin, Texas, (which has good mapbox satellite imagery) which is about 5 million image tiles overall, and the current speed of classification has slowed to 15 tiles/s, which comes out to about 4 days of run time total. (I have an i5 processor and a GTX 1080)
The code needs lots of optimization, which I’ve held off on as i’m 86% done with the prototype city. Once this job gets finished I can try to set up a human verification task for the positives (some tests currently underway with this) and try to optimize further without fear of messing up the ongoing task.
In addition to optimization I’m hoping to dockerize the project, add some tests and documentation, as well as some other things tracked in the issues. Hopefully these steps will make the project more contributor friendly, and allow more people to employ machine learning to locate solar panels for various cities around the world.
I’m definitely accepting contributions/suggestions if anybody is looking to get involved!