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How Living Roofs Improve Solar Panel Performance

Both green roofs and solar panels have their own set of unique benefits making them well worth consideration on their own. Now with new financing models in place homeowners can go solar with minimal upfront costs. Green roofs have been used for many decades now and benefits like absorbing rainwater, improving insulation, mitigating the heat island effect and many others are all well […]

October 9th

New Passive Solar Tracker Mimics Sunflower

Sunflowers naturally follow the trajectory of the sun throughout the day, each leaf maximizing the amount of sunlight it receives. This evolutionary adaption is called heliotropism, and is what inspired professor Hongrui Jiang at University of Wisonsin-Madison to find more efficient ways to harvest solar energy. In an amazing example of life imitating nature, scientists […]

September 17th