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stmbtwle In theory yes, but I'm not so sure that is the case. Generally roof-mounted arrays are only a few inches above the roof, and tend to trap hot air between the panels and the roof. If there were a space of a foot or so to allow cooling it would be different, but I've never seen such an installation. I don't care whether you agree or not but it is a fact, not a theory. I my monitor roof temperatures continuously. Prior to the solar installations my summer roof space was 65-70C, with panels 53-58C. It makes a noticeable difference, I rarely use air conditioners.
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That's good to hear. I didn't have early records so couldn't compare.
What color is your roof? __________________ Solar is like the wind. It may be free, but putting it to work isn't! Willie, Tampa Bay