Archive for August, 2017

Audi Introducing Solar Roofs To Increase Range Of Future Vehicles

Via Futurism, an interesting look at an initiative to capitalize on the roof space on individual cars, namely Audi’s efforts to introduce solar roofs to increase the range of future vehicles: We may be a long way away from solar powered electric vehicles the likes of which¬†Lightyear is trying to build, yet some larger car […]

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Home Depot To Lease 50 Store Rooftops For Solar Power

Via Renewable Energy World, a report on Home Depot’s plan to lease 50 store tops for solar power. ¬†We can’t be too far away from a renewable focused roof REIT perhaps: The Home Depot last week said that it will use power purchase agreements to lease rooftop space for 50 of its stores. The company […]

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About This Blog And Its Author
As potential uses for building and parking lot roofspace continue to grow, unique opportunities to understand and profit from this trend will emerge. Roof Options is committed to tracking the evolving uses of roof estate – spanning solar power, rainwater harvesting, wind power, gardens & farms, “cooling” sites, advertising, apiculture, and telecom transmission platforms – to help unlock the nascent, complex, and expanding roofspace asset class.

Educated at Yale University (Bachelor of Arts - History) and Harvard (Master in Public Policy - International Development), Monty Simus has held a lifelong interest in environmental and conservation issues, primarily as they relate to freshwater scarcity, renewable energy, and national park policy. Working from a water-scarce base in Las Vegas with his wife and son, he is the founder of Water Politics, an organization dedicated to the identification and analysis of geopolitical water issues arising from the world’s growing and vast water deficits, and is also a co-founder of SmartMarkets, an eco-preneurial venture that applies web 2.0 technology and online social networking innovations to motivate energy & water conservation. He previously worked for an independent power producer in Central Asia; co-authored an article appearing in the Summer 2010 issue of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, titled: “The Water Ethic: The Inexorable Birth Of A Certain Alienable Right”; and authored an article appearing in the inaugural issue of Johns Hopkins University's Global Water Magazine in July 2010 titled: “H2Own: The Water Ethic and an Equitable Market for the Exchange of Individual Water Efficiency Credits.”