A Guide to Solar Roof Tiles: The Next Big Thing

A Guide to Solar Roof Tiles: The Next Big Thing

It's likely you've already seen the news on Elon Musk's new, and attractive, solar roof tiles. If you're considering installing some on your home, there are a few things you should know. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at some of the features of solar roof tiles — including their biggest benefits and drawbacks — and the top brands on the market today. Solar Roof Tile Features Built to resemble traditional roof tiles , solar roof tiles — or solar shingles — are thin, photovoltaic (PV) sheets that can replace or lay on top of existing shingles. Just like solar panels, solar roof shingles capture energy from sunlight and can be installed in any climate or environment . Size: Solar shingles are smaller than traditional solar panels but are comparable to traditional roofing shingles — about 12 inches wide by 86 inches long — and weigh about 13 pounds per square foot. T...

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