New roofing material cuts carbon footprint

A prototype thermal system may have a big impact on the carbon footprint of buildings by pulling double duty as solar panels and moderating temperature inside buildings.

A photovoltaic/thermal system developed at the University of New South Wales can produce 25°C air throughout winter, and can be integrated into roofing materials.

Buildings account for 40% of Australia’s energy consumption and 16% of emissions.

Read more at UNSW Australia