As the cost of energy continues to increase, so does debate over the issue of drilling versa implementing conservation technologies. Recently, the national dialogue was focused on painting roofs white to reduce the sun's energy impact on buildings. However, there are technologies in existence, which can make use of the solar heat on building roofs. Ironically, painting roofs white would actually increase energy costs by eliminating the energy savings that the hot roofs represent. SolarAttic's conservation technology is poised to save over 586 million barrels of oil annually by making use of the energy on hot roofs and in attics. That figure is greater than the current annual projected oil output of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] and illustrates the power of just one conservation technology.
Online PR News – 07-January-2010 – – News Release
Ed Palmer, SolarAttic's CEO said: "SolarAttic has harnessed the solar energy which is collected in every building in the United States in the form of a hot roof or hot attic. Our technology can reduce our nation's dependence on imported oil by not painting roofs white and instead actually using the solar energy on roofs and in attics. When deployed across the United States, SolarAttic's conservation technology is projected to save 586 million barrels of imported oil annually."
SolarAttic's technology recovers solar heat from roofs and attics to heat swimming pools, homes, and hot water. By using the existing roof and attic heat energy, the U.S. can save 30% of its annual space heating costs, 35% of its air conditioning costs, 50% of its electric hot water heating costs and 95% of its pool heating costs.
The projected savings are detailed in a simple math model, which is found at http://www.solarattic.com/files/SolarAttic_Conservation_Technology.pdf.
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