Rooftop Design / September 8, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
The benefit that can be acquired with rooftop farming is similar to the benefits that can be gained from other farming practices such as vertical farming and urban farming. Rooftop farming can possibly be considered as urban farming since urban farming seems to cover a much larger scale of farming practice in urban areas. What makes rooftop farming unique is that even ordinary citizens can take advantage of it so long as they have a rooftop space to use. In addition the materials and tools needed for rooftop farming can range from simple wooden crates to farming rails as well as ceramic and herb pots to complex ones with hydroponic systems. Here are some simple rooftop farming ideas that you can possibly consider.
Homes and facilities with little to no space for farming and gardening is something common to urban places. In urban places people have learned to adapt their desire to start farming or gardening through different methods that allow them to start planting even with just little space. If you have a space to spare in your rooftop you too can start rooftop farming in your home or office. Rooftop farming is a practice that lets people make use of any rooftop space that they have for farming as well as gardening. Different crops can be grown depending on the space that you have. You can plant herbs and small vegetables if you have a small to moderate sized space. If you have bigger space you can also employ vertical farming on your rooftop.
There are different ways to compose photovoltaic panels to accommodate your personal preference such as rooftop solar mounts ground solar mounts building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and more. Every photovoltaic panel consists of a collection of solar cells that work together generating a high amount of energy. A single photovoltaic panel can produce only a limited amount of power that is why there are multiplephotovoltaic panels installed. The more sunlight every panel absorbs the more electricity it produces. While rumors of depleting fossil fuel continue to rise concerns for people there will never be rumours of the sun depleting.