New Roofing Material Uses Translucent Aerogel

The translucent roofing material seen here is combination of Nanogel, a translucent aerogel, and GE's Lexan resin. Aerogel is an extremely light material that we've featured previously. Invented by Centerpoint, the roofing system is designed to allow filtered daylight to enter living areas without the usual energy loss associated with glass. It was chosen because it transmits a great deal of light, and it can withstand wind loads of up to 140 mph. :: Via: Renewable Energy Access

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