24 Jan '12, 3pm

Plants on Green Roofs Help Solar Panels Keep Cool

Plants on Green Roofs Help Solar Panels Keep Cool

Despite being an abundant untapped resource for distributed renewable energy production, rooftops sometimes aren't the best place to install photovoltaic (PV ) panels. Heat has a negative impact on voltage , which affects power production on extremely hot days. But, by integrating a rooftop PV system with a green building technique designed to keep roofs cool and manage stormwater, Maryland-based Green Roof Technology may have found a solution to this problem. Its new “Sun-Root solar-living roof system ” is described by the company as the first fully integrated, non-penetrative solar and extensive green roof system in North America. Besides reportedly improving a building's energy efficiency by keeping it cool, the Sun-Root, its developer states, combines the benefits of a vegetative roof with the power production of a solar roof. Essentially, it is like taking a ground-mo...

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