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The International Energy Agency forecasts a 42 percent increase in the capacity for renewable electricity before 2022. With this rise in the popularity of solar power, people are looking for more solar product options. One popular option is solar shingles. Solar shingles, or photovoltaic shingles, are essentially small solar panels designed to look and function like conventional roofing materials while generating electricity.
Are solar roofing shingles a good investment?
Solar shingles and solar tiles are more durable than ordinary shingles, so your investment in these multifunctional roof coverings can be considered a lifetime investment. They look similar to typical roof coverings, yet they are lightweight, making them perfect for roofs that can’t take on much added weight. With this alternative power source, you’re not only increasing your property value, you’re also becoming a more eco-friendly home.
Maintenance is easier than expected; no special tools are needed for cleaning. A garden hose is enough equipment. They can withstand large front loads, gusts of wind and hail. Even with no maintenance, solar shingles can last between 25 to 30 years.
How does solar roofing work?
As sunlight strikes the solar shingles’ silicon semiconductors the captured energy is stored within. After some time, the electrons from the particles of light get loose and move freely, and these freed electrons travel through an electrical circuit to an area where other electrons are stored. This collection of electrons can be harvested to generate a current, which can be used for electrical power. With this process, one solar roof tile covering can produce from 50 to 114Watts.
The Roofing Company has been a leader in roofing solutions for Southeast Missouri since 2001, making us the obvious choice for this adjustment to your home. The solar roofing process starts with a conversation about your needs, wants and preferences, and we take it from there.
Let the sun help pay your electric bills with new solar roofing from The Roofing Company.