Green-Roof Integrated Photovoltaic Canopy (GRIPV-c)

Green-Roof Integrated Photovoltaic Canopy (GRIPV-c) is a study being conducted by Marc Perez, Christina Ho, and Nathaniel Wight with the support of Columbia University and Alfred E. Smith CTE High School students (Ashley Grant, Brandon Harvey, Michael Smith, William Alicea, Jared Hatcher, Marco Dwyer, Warrick Balfour).  GRIPV-c aims to evaluate data collected from four model houses, one housing a control roof, another with a green roof, a standard fixed photovoltaic system, and a GRIPV-c system. The study is ongoing and is looking at temperature, relative humidity, and solar insolation data to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the positive impact of a combined green roof and photovoltaic canopy system on the health of the green roof vegetation, the PV canopy system efficiencies, and the efficiency of roof mounted HVAC air handling units.

If interested, you can see our initial findings here

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