Green Roofs expand roof life by protecting the water proofing, they can reduce air conditioning costs, reduce winter heating costs, transform dead space into natural habitat, reduce city heat island effect, improve air quality, garden space, prevent combined sewer overflow by reducing annual runoff between 55-90%, and neutralize acid rain effect.
Solar power systems, Photovoltaic Systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels on buildings help combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuel. PV reduces transportation of energy through power lines, and Solar panels on a roof reduce clear cuts of forests to install PV on the ground.
Solar Garden Roofs not only combine the benefits of each system, There is also a synergetic effect with cost reductions in installation and maintenance. Combined systems combine national, state, or local incentives programs and PV panels stay cooler and produce more consistent energy and up to 15% more output.