Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Heat Island Group: http://heatisland.lbl.gov/
Bright is the new black multi-year performance of high albedo roofs in an urban climate
High-albedo white and cool roofing membranes are recognized as a fundamental strategy that dense urban areas can deploy on a large scale, at low cost, to mitigate the urban heat island effect.
White roofing and urban temperatures: http://whiteroofproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Academic-White-Roofs-Urban
Efficacy of Cool Roofs City to City: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2011/07/26/efficacy-of-cool-roofs-varies-from-city-to-city/
Global Model Confirms: Cool Roofs Can Offset Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Mitigate Global Warming: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2010/07/19/cool-roofs-offset-carbon-dioxide-emissions/
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Solar Panels and White Roofs – A Great Pair
Multiple studies assert that white roofing improves the effectiveness of solar panels by preventing a rooftop from heating up beyond the optimal temperature at which panels perform.