Rooftop Design / September 9, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
Rooftop gardens are quite beautiful when developed the right way. Other than that here are a few more reasons why people (most especially gardeners) work into this kind of activity. Gardening up on the roof (whether it would be the planting of vegetables flowers or both) provides a means to promote the production of vegetables or plants within the city. So if youre into growing rooftop vegetable gardens or is just into flower gardening then this can be a means of lessening some costs on your part as you will rarely need to buy certain goods at the market should you run out of these.
Some rooftop wind turbines will work more favorably when on the edge of a rooftop such as one that is long and flat (sort of like being on the edge of a cliff with an updraft). Others however on roofs with more angle or pitch will work more favorably in a higher location. Finding the right spot on the rooftop can add 5 to 40-percent more efficiency in electricity generation. One of the most obvious points is for home and business owners in rather windless areas to not buy rooftop wind turbines but rather opt for other alternative energy resources. Wind maps may help some determine if there is enough regional wind to justify the purchase of building of a rooftop wind turbine. Buying an inexpensive anemometer and tracking results is also helpful before making a decision.
A less obvious issue when deciding on putting up a rooftop wind generator may be any obstructions current or future that could block the full wind from getting to the generator. Trees other buildings hillsides or even large vehicles can deflect the wind away from the turbine. If the rooftop is inside a city filled with buildings the wind path can become quite tricky as it may bounce from one structure to the next causing turbulence and an inconsistent flow.