“Solar Real Estate Is Hiding in Plain Site on Europe’s Rooftops”

Milan’s rooftops rendered by the European Space Agency’s CORINA Land Cover satellite service.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-01/solar-real-estate-is-hiding-in-plain-site-on-europe-s-rooftops?srnd=premium-europe

Europeans can massively expand low-cost solar generation just by tapping the space over their heads.

That’s the conclusion of researchers who used satellite imagery, electricity prices and lending data to assess the untapped energy potential of Europe’s buildings. Rooftop area three times the size Luxembourg is available and could economically supply almost a quarter of the bloc’s power, according to a paper published in Elsevier’s October edition of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

One response to ““Solar Real Estate Is Hiding in Plain Site on Europe’s Rooftops””

  1. Dante Sinistra says :

    Solar energy is really great stuff. It’s not even so expensive as it used to be before. I’ve buyed few solar cells online and build my own backpack charger (instructions from the internet) this cost me almost nothing, and it becomes great at the end. I just love this kind of stuff

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