Solar tiles are beginning to emerge in the industry. It is BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics) technology created as conventional asphalt shingles set on residents’ roofs. They serve to produce electricity while protecting residential roof structures. It is easy to install roof tiles, just as shingles are made to withstand harsh weather conditions.
Solar tiles include solar laminates, roof shingles, transparent laminates, and panels with PV cells. Generally, these solutions are made using thin-film cells or crystalline.
BIPV products work like conventional solar panels, which means they use sunlight to generate electrical power. Sunlight reaches the tile, and with a silicon semiconductor, it captures energy. Then, the electrons will begin to move freely as light particles start to loosen up, and these electrons will travel via a circuit to a place where electrons are kept. These electrons will be used to create a current to generate electrical power.
Manufacturers needed to combine panel features with rooftop covering to get more efficiency from small roof spaces using BIPV technologies. The challenge involved materials, mounting solutions, proportions, and output. Homeowners are concerned about the overall production of their roof system. Another thing homeowners are paying attention to is roof sides.
The best side for installing shingles is the south of the U.S. Even if a roof faces southeast or southwest, using roof shingles is a good choice. Moreover, the roof must be covered with matching shingles to achieve maximum efficiency.
Roof Shingles Summary
- High performance than other similar BIPV solutions
- Electricity generation is higher every square foot
Smooth Integrated Design
- Functions as roof protection while generating power at the same time
- Outstanding aesthetics because of its hidden and sleek fastening system
- Easily integrates with different types of wall designs and structures
- Standardized panel design facilitates the installation process