Green Roof Technology, a design and installation firm specializing in vegetated (green) roofs, has signed a new agreement with Germany-based green roof manufacturer Optigreen. Per the agreement, Green Roof Technology will become the exclusive North American supplier of Optigreen's Sun-Root system.
The Sun-Root system creates a fully integrated unit combining a solar array and a green roof. According to the companies, the weight of the green roof holds the entire system in place, negating the need to drill into the roof membrane to support the solar panels.
In addition, the cooling effect from the vegetation dramatically increases the efficiency and output from the solar panels, the companies add.