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.

read more: http://worldgreen.org/components/com_feedpost/feedpost.php?url=http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/plants-green-roofs-help-solar-panels-keep-cool.html&site=World%20Green%C2%AE%20-%20Sustainability%20Social%20Network

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    Picture: Jörg Breuning, Green Roof Technology

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