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Solar Green Roofs: A Unified Outlook Twenty Years On

Version 1 : Received: 6 February 2019 / Approved: 7 February 2019 / Online: 7 February 2019 (13:02:10 CET)

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Journal reference: Energy Technology 2019
DOI: 10.1002/ente.201900128


Solar green roofs, namely rooftops functionalized with properly selected living vegetation and photovoltaic modules, achieve an ideal symbiotic relationship in which promotion of biodiversity and onsite renewable energy production are both enhanced whereas the roof provides a wide range of environmental, health, aesthetic and economic benefits. This study provides a unified outlook of this eminent sustainable technology at the dawn of its uptake across the world, especially in polluted urban areas.


solar energy; solar green roof; energy transition; biosolar roof; green roof; air pollution


BIOLOGY, Ecology

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