The Biosolar roof Project

Dusty Gedge introducing the Biosolar roof project while sitting on a Biosolar green roof in Switzerland - a roof where solar panels and a biodiversity green roof benefit each other.  

 

Reason

Biosolar roofs bring all the benefits of green roofs and solar power to play in a synergy of technologies. Green roofsare good tools for achieving storm-water management; longer life for roof membrane; lower energy costs; mitigation of the urban heat island effect; habitat for urban wildlife; amenity value, aesthetics & marketing. Any given green roof delivers multiple benefits, primary drivers tend to be economic, insulation or more significantly reduction of heat flows into buildings during hot weather reduces energy cost. Now more than ever energy efficiency will see significant increased GLOBAL demand for green roofs. You need a skilled workforce to supply demand & this project aim is to achieve this.

Green roof meadow and Solar Panels London

Green roof and Solar Panels at the Olympics
(S. Connop)

Our aims

Our aims

The Pilot

The pilot

Impact

Impact