Dixie Vaillancour Roof Panel September 10th, 2018 - 21:26:31
Solar roof panels are attached to your roof and sit about three or four inches above it on a light metal rail system. As a side benefit the panels protect your roof to some extent thereby extending its life and saving you money. The panels also serve to shade the roof in summer and they allow air to flow between the panels and the roof itself which in turn can mean that you need less air conditioning to cool your house again saving you money and also saving wear and tear on your air conditioning units. Solar roof panels also look attractive and these days they usually have a useful life of at least twenty-five years making them well worth considering as a wise investment on your home.
Prices of solar roof panel systems vary according to the system you buy. Systems with higher levels of efficiency will obviously cost more. Retailers who sell this merchandise as well as manufacturers of the same can help you choose the appropriate system for the size and construction of your home or business as well as suggest the type of mounting that will suit you best. If you like to travel and spend a lot of time outdoors you may want to look into compact solar panel units that can be used during camping trips vacations day hikes etc. to power your cell phone laptop or other small appliance.
One of the first things you should consider is placement. Where will the solar roof panel receive the most amount of sunlight? Facing the panels south is the best choice for optimum energy. Never face them to the north. You should make sure that you check with your local building department before you install the panels. Some areas require you to have a special building permit. Make sure you tilt the solar roof panel in relation to the latitude in which you live. There is a rule of thumb to follow for efficiency. 0-15 degrees latitude: 15 degree tilt 15-25 degrees latitude: tilt degree = same as latitude degree 25-40 degrees latitude: tilt degree = latitude degree + 5 degrees 40+ degrees latitude: tilt degree = latitude degree + 20 degrees
If I was to ask you what solar roof panels are youd most likely say the large sheets of glass and silicon used to collect and store energy for the home. Well youd be half right. There is one other type of solar roof panel and that is a solar thermal panel which is used to heat water in both residential and commercial buildings. To start with the first type of solar panels let us talk about their usage and why businesses and residents may want to look into having them. The solar roof panels also known as photovoltaic panels work to create energy by separating the positive neutrons from the negative ones.