Xavierre Harquin Roof Panel September 13th, 2018 - 21:17:06
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
The advancements in solar technology has helped in creating more efficient and light weight solar cells that make solar roof panels a more practical choice for the ordinary households. Solar cells of the solar roof panels are able to convert sunlight into solar energy which can be used for providing electrical energy to your home. These solar shingles or solar roof panels are meant to replace the regular shingles of your home thus providing a waterproof coverage to your home and also generating electrical power as an added advantage. As far as their installation is concerned a solar roof panel is easiest to install. The most common sizes used by households are 4 by 8 foot or 4 by 4 foot.
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.
Some of them are designed in such a way that they can be installed right on the existing roof thus eliminating the requirement of first removing the old roof. Some of the manufacturers also have a simplified installation process which only require the system to plug and play. The electrical connection between the panels is free of any tools and only needs to be connected with each other through handy plugs. The different kinds of solar roof panels are the traditional types advanced types and compact types while the best ones are light weight panels which are less expensive smaller in size and still capture sufficient amount of energy every day.