Rooftop Design / September 1, 2018 / Juan M. Tate.
Solar panels or photovoltaic panels (PV) are one of many investments that should be considered if you plan on saving money and generate electricity. They are called solar panels because the mount absorbs light the most effective form of source (the sun) and generate the light to electricity. While rumors of Global Warming continue to rise the concern for our green environment has also risen. This is why everyone should also pay attention to your eco-footprints. Everyone plays a role in global climate change whether it is littering toxic hairspray sprayed in the air cars spurring fumes. This is why everyone should give to an eco-friendly solution. With photovoltaic panels coming into action the elimination of gas electricity and other wasteful energies are diminishing. Photovoltaic panels are an effective stepping foot into a eco-friendly environment while saving you money in the long run.
Rooftop gardens will help keep your house cooler naturally especially if you have a dark or black roof. Dark colors absorb and radiate heat. You could opt for a simpler garden consisting of potted plants or turn your roof into a garden. According to the City of Chicago turning your roof into the garden is known as a green roof system in which the garden will be separated from the hard roof and will be equipped to drain and supply nutrients and you may even consider installing an irrigation system in this type of garden. They suggest when planning out your rooftop garden that you should follow these four steps.
As Ive stated in other sections of this website celebrities like Jay Leno and Ed Begley Jr. have decided to place rooftop wind turbines on their homes and garages. In both cases vertical axis magnetic wind turbines were chosen to fill the bill. Some homeowners state that vertical axis wind turbines in general are a little quieter than their horizontal axis counterparts. Rooftop wind turbines generally come with a kilowatt (kW) rating such as 5 kW 10 kW or 20 kW that reflects how much electricity one can expect it to generate for ones home or business. It is important to either have a large enough rooftop wind generator or several that add up to enough in order to provide the needed power.
It is not required that you use only one method to build your rooftop farm. You can mix and match any of these so you can maximize your space as well as your crop yields. From San Francisco to New York City rooftop wind turbines are hitting the home front. Rooftop wind turbines are being installed on both homes and businesses at an unprecedented rate due to several factors including the desire to save electricity cut down owns dependency upon fossil fuels and as a visible symbol that one is doing their part to go green.