Solar Power Harvest: I prefer use of empty roofs
Speaking generally, I totally support the use of Endless Solar Power.
Why, then, I promote use of empty roof to produce fresh, renewable electricity?
Because, that is so very elegant chance to use the vast surface of millions of roofs for an additional task to produce so needed, additional Eco sustainable power.
Why to waste thousands and thousands of acres of new land to place solar panels there or to build vast solar farms on the new, intact land, if there is an existing surface, which could be used. That surface are roofs of the buildings. Millions and millions of roofs.
Even, if the house is located at the top spot of, for example, St.James Square in London and its selling price is about $300m, it doesn't mean that its roof couldn't do some additional advantage/profit to its owner and to the society as a whole by harvesting renewable solar energy.
I know, that solar panel could look really awful on such an old fashioned palatial/house at St.James Square, but I also know, that it could look very good at a little bit more modern designed 'solar house'.
There is one elegant solution for old fashioned houses on the solar power market, too in the form of solar shingles - solar roof shingles, which are totally incorporated into the roofing structure and they look great, as well.
Photo by mjmonty Thanks!