Alexandrin Boulanger Roof Panel September 21st, 2018 - 22:11:55
How would you like to have a roof which pulls double duty? The roof of your home can do much more than keep the rain and snow out of your house. It can also provide electrical energy for your home by supporting solar roof panels or solar shingles. Solar technology has advanced producing lighter weight more efficient solar cells which make solar roof panels and solar shingles a more feasible choice. The solar cells in the panels or shingles convert the sun light which shines on your roof into solar power which can then be put to use providing electricity for your home.
Energy bills seem to be rising all the time at the moment but when you install solar roof panels you will benefit from completely free solar energy from the sun. You never have to worry about rising electricity bills again and this can also help you to budget more effectively. If you care about the planet then solar roof panels are a great way to make a difference. We all need to start being more careful with the energy that we use to help reduce our carbon footprints and limit the effects of global warming. By generating your own energy via solar power you can help to do your part to reduce the amount of CO2 being released into the atmosphere.
Solar roof panels have the ability to not only reduce your electric bill but also increase the value of your home. Installing a solar roof can literally save you in excess of $100000 off of your energy bill during the lifetime of your mortgage. Compared to the $25000 - $50000 that you may spend on a professionally installed solar system this is a small price to pay. The investment made in your home also has the ability to pay off in the short run if you sell before you have paid off the system. Think about how many people will pay a premium for a hybrid car despite known that they will get significantly lower performance.
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