Originally Posted by Wuwei
I have read that too, but I find it really hard to believe. It seems to defy common sense. You can feel the difference yourself when you touch something black and something white that have been sitting in the sun for awhile. When I lived in the south I couldn't touch my steering wheel (black) if the car had been sitting in the sun for awhile, but the body of the car (white) was comfortable to the touch. I read a study somewhere that said if everyone in the south just painted the roofs of their houses white there would be a huge energy savings.