By Default/Design, are Solar Panels Great Radiant Barriers?
I was talking to a co-worker the other day and explaining my plans to cover a test building with solar panels on the roof that the sun hits most. I was explaining how they would also shade the rooftop when I realized that theoretically... they will be doing much more than just shading. By converting some percentage of the energy to electricity, they will be effectively creating a radiation barrier. How well does that actually work in practice?