Solar power shingles are also known as BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaics) or photovoltaic shingles. This type of roof shingles offers an innovative and increasingly popular renewable energy option.
Solar shingles are commonly made of TFSC or thin-film solar cells fabricated from copper indium gallium selenide. Some manufactures utilize mono-Si (monocrystalline silicon), which are normally costlier but have a higher rate of energy production.
Solar shingles simulate the look and function of traditional roofing materials like asphalt or slate while producing electricity. They are lightweight and easy to install and were created to endure rain, wind, and hail. The lifespan goes up to the 20-year mark at a maximum production of energy, after that, the production may decrease.
A unique solar shingle will provide between 13 and 63 watts of energy, depending on the brand. The Department of Energy has attested that solar roofing innovations such as solar shingles can increase the value of your house by $15,000.
Pros of solar shingles
- More aesthetically appealing
- Easy installation and reinstallation
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