Title 24 Cool Roofs and Solar Panels
How do you make a fluid-applied roof (aka Title 24 compliant Cool Roofs) more energy efficient than it already is? Pair it with other sustainable technologies like commercial solar panels. Title 24 commercial rooftops and solar panels complement each other, increasing a new commercial rooftop’s energy efficiency.
With help from Title 24, over the past decade, Cool Roofs have grown into the standard for California commercial building roofs. Reflecting the harsh desert sun drastically lowers ambient rooftop heating common in more traditional roofs. Lower cooling and heating costs result, but is it enough for California businesses?
Sustainable Energy Contractors believe a multi-layered approach is the “new normal” for California commercial buildings. Title 24 compliant Cool Roofs are an effective sustainable technology, but it shouldn’t stop there as reflected sunlight could be captured and monetized by commercial solar solutions.
Advantages of Pairing Title 24 Cool Roofs and Solar Panels
The money you save on California’s rising electricity costs pay for your new roof. Typical electricity bill savings can range from 50-80% of your bill. These dollars can go straight to the bottom line or be used to pay for a financed new roof project.
Bundling a title 24 cool roof with commercial solar panels adds savings on the initial investment. Roofing is an essential factor in reducing energy costs. If a roof needs a replacement or retrofit, this should be addressed before adding commercial solar panels. Revel Energy recommends their customers consider bundling their roof needs with commercial solar.
Sealed Off, Leak-Free Bond
Spraying the fluid applied acrylic thoroughly seals any holes or openings between the racking and roof structure.
The highly pliable, elastic qualities perfectly seal off any weak spots or vulnerable areas caused by fastening. Durable acrylics blend the solar panel racks with the roof structure. Ideally, after installing the panels, roofers should spray every anchor and base of the racks creating a counter flashing with the Cool Roof material. This makes both systems one cohesive unit.
Cool Roofs Keep Lower Rooftop Temperatures
Alone, Cool Roofs lower the ambient temperature which causes excessive heat gain inside the building. Commercial solar panels add another layer of protection absorbing the brunt of the sun rays protecting the actual roof surface. Shaded areas between the panels and roof are cooler than a direct sunlit roof surface. This significantly reduces the overall heat transferred from rooftop to interior.
Electricity rates and demand charges are expected to continue outpacing inflation. Some markets will see even faster growth than others (on average 6% annually for PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E). This is a challenge Southern California businesses need to address. At one time, owners and operators were able to alleviate rising costs with one sustainable technology. Nowadays, there is a strong need for multi-layered sustainable solutions.
Hokto Kinoko - San Marcos, CA
San Marcos, CA
2,960 Solar PV Modules
Annual Power Cons. (before):
Est. Power Savings (after):
60% Energy Savings
Grower and producer of mushroom superfoods in California, Hokto Kinoko utilizes a Revel Energy commercial solar and energy storage installation to reduce energy costs by approximately 60%. One of many California businesses lowering energy costs and raising net income.
Commercial grade rooftop solar is ideal for: manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, industrial, retail, hospitality buildings and more with over 10,000 sq. ft. rooftops.
Free standing carport solar generates added solar power for properties with limited rooftop space. Added benefits include shading and protection for employees vehicles.
Crucial for reducing peak demand charges. Automated to supply electricity when your panels won’t. Energy storage is ideal for businesses that incur significant peak hour charges
As the popularity of electric vehicles increase, so does the demand for on-site charging. This sustainable amenity has become a parking lot fixture for competitive employers.
About Revel Energy
Revel is on a mission. Dedicated to renewable energy solutions since 2009, Revel Energy was formed to provide Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural businesses with alternative energy beyond solar. Revel stands out from the competition by paying attention to what makes good business sense to each individual client, implementing a wider range of technologies to free up capital and make businesses sustainable and more profitable.
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Client Testimonial: Kelemen Company
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