Earth Our Only Home, Inc.
Solar Power and Green Roof Technology
Solar panels and green roofs may be the
synergistic building combination of the future.
German research demonstrates that solar
panels function optimally at temperatures
under 77ºF.: a conventional roof gets much
warmer during the summer. Green roofs
lower ambient roof temperature, enabling
panels to operate more efficiently. Solar
panels incorporated into green roofs have
been shown to generate 15% more energy
than those on asphalt - or gravel-topped
--Earth Pledge, Green Roofs. Atglen, PA: Schiffer
Publishing Ltd., 2005, p. 50.
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