An urban heat island (UHI) is an urban area or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. Economists have warned that cities could lose up to 11 % of their economic output as the urban heat island effect intensifies global warming. After studying 1,692 cities worldwide, it was concluded that 25% could warm by more than 7C by the end of this century.

Creating greener homes and buildings is considered to be the most cost-effective solution to combat global warming. Roofs constitute 70% of the surface area of any urban population. Cool roof coatings deliver high solar reflectivity and thermal emittance, significantly reducing roof temperatures and the urban heat island effect. As per a study carried out by the University of California, Berkeley, the tangible gains by using reflective, cool roof coatings with a reflectivity value of 0.85 are as follows:

• Reduction in the roof substrate temperature by up to 20 °C
• Reduction in the energy consumption by 48 kWh/m2 per year (in a single-story building); and reducing the cooling loads by 61%.


TEMP-COAT®, the first registered name in insulation coatings, is the original industry leader for liquid latex and
ceramic insulation that is a thin thermal and condensation barrier used as:
• Heat and cold temperature control
• Personnel protection
• Anti-sweat control
• Acoustics control

It Performs exceptionally well on piping, air, heat ductwork, exposed water pipes, tanks, oxygen lines, steam lines, refrigeration equipment, cryogenics, and condensation control.

Will work on surfaces as hot as 260º C.


Cool roofs also help decrease the production of associated air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. With recurring savings from reduced air-conditioning, cool roofs are an investment that pays for itself.

SOLAR REFLECTANCE (SR): The ability of a material’s surface to reflect visible and non-visible solar radiation (infrared and ultraviolet) is known as solar reflectance or albedo. Solar reflectance ranges from 0 for black characters to 1 for white surfaces.

: A surface’s ability to emit thermal radiation in the infrared (heat) range is known as thermal emittance. Thermal emittance ranges from 0 to 1, depending on the type of material. The higher the emittance, the lower the surface temperature will be.

SOLAR REFLECTANCE INDEX (SRI): The solar reflectance index (SRI) expresses the roofing material’s ability to reflect solar energy. It is defined that a standard black color (solar reflectance of 0.05, emittance of 0.90) has a value of 0, whereas a standard white (reflectance of 0.80, emittance of 0.90) has a value of 100. The higher the SRI value, the more suitable the material for use as a Solar Reflective Coating.


Armor Flex® is formulated in such a way that it possesses hydrophobic properties.

The Silicone atoms forms an extremely tight bond with Oxygen atom with extremely tiny protrusions, which are smaller the size of water droplets, which acts as a complete barrier to water penetration.

Ultra strong and resilient protection from the weather formulated to be hydrophobic Armor Flex® acts as a complete barrier to water penetration.

Fungal and algae resistant seamless monolithic membrane with Pond-Proof® Technology for waterproofing and standing water protection.

High flexibility and adhesion with durability tested for equivalence of 30 years.


What’s the biggest threat to photovoltaic panels?

Dust. The accumulation of dust particles on the panels can greatly reduce the efficiency of the panels.

A study has shown that accumulated dust on the surface of photovoltaic solar panels could reduce a system’s efficiency by up to 50 percent.

During the construction of solar farms, airborne dust can impede efficient installation, harm air quality and prolong the permitting process. Soilworks provides engineered solutions to control dust and surface debris during the construction of alternative energy installations in order to ensure air permit and compliance upon project completion.

Solar farms and the energy sector, trust Soilworks for turnkey solutions that provide long-lasting dust control from the beginning of construction to project permitting and closeout.

Our quality-engineered products eliminate airborne dust to ensure air quality and permit compliances are met and maintained.


An ideal application for bifacial solar panels are on top of white solar reflective material, already designed to reflect light, to increase the efficiency of the total array. 

 White-colored single ply or liquid applied membranes with high reflectivity can be used as a substrate for the placement of bi-facial solar systems.
High reflectivity of these coatings and membranes promote high transfer of sunlight back to the rear side of the solar panels, which in turn increases the PV module output and energy production efficiency.


In a study conducted by a leading solar panel manufacturer, LONGi, panels were found to be 10-12% more efficient in baseline comparisons.

Prism Solar Technologies AZ, USA declares that with the use of reflective backgrounds their modules can increase the energy produced in kilowatt-hours by up to 35% over a conventional solar module, with an equivalent nameplate wattage rating.

LG, manufacturer of bifacial solar panels, has modeled how much additional power one of their panels could produce depending on the surface underneath. The graphic on the right from LG suggests that a white membrane could increase power output by 26.9%.

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