|White roof with solar panels - EPEC's Schockley's and Kipp's nightmare.|
- "It keeps buildings cooler, reducing the amount of energy required for air conditioning.
- It reduces the so-call "heat island" effect, the heating up of entire urban areas which then causes other buildings in the vicinity to heat up, whether they are in direct contact with the sun or not.
- A white roof or road will actually reflect the sun's rays back into space, keeping the atmosphere cooler."
Hargreaves is writing about a proposal by Energy Secretary, Steven Chu. Read White roofs to fight global warming.
I first posted about this subject HERE. More and more I hear success stories. Just don't tell El Paso Electric Company. They may want to put white roof owners in a separate and much higher rate category. After all, with a white roof you won't be "contributing" nearly as much as your neighbors to EPEC's dinosaurian power plants.