A New V-Shape Roof Can Collect Solar Power, Wind Power and Rain Water
Scientists have been busy designing a roof that uses not just solar power, but wind and rain power as well, to generate energy. There is a total of five different green technologies used within the design of the eco-roof: solar photovoltaic (PV), wind turbine, rainwater harvesting/utilization, as well as roof sky lighting. The combination of these technologies is what makes this roof so great and there is no doubt that it will be popular when it comes to market.
The roof itself is a V-shape and houses each of the technologies in a very well thought out the way. The solar panels are positioned on the upper V-shape roof as well as the gable roof to ensure a sufficient amount of daylight is collected for generating electricity. The wind turbines used are vertical and have a rotating axis that is parallel to the ridge of the roof. These turbines are connected to electric generators on the roof, and the energy is produced by wind power is then stored in batteries for use at a later date.