Rooftop Design / September 8, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
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.
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.
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.