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premium roofs with a hidden talent

There are many homeowners with clay roofs that want to harness the power of the sun to generate clean electricity but don’t want to install bulky solar panels on their premium roofs. SRS Energy is offering a product called Solé Power Tile which integrates seamlessly with traditional US Tile’s clay tiles to maintain the depth and aesthetics of a sophisticated roofline while infused with solar photovoltaic technology. The Solé Power Tiles are UL listed and uses flexible solar cells manufactured by Uni-Solar, a leading developer of thin film solar cells. Thin film solar cells perform better in higher temperatures and low diffused light compared to standard crystalline based solar panels. The Solé Power Tiles have been tested under harsh conditions for durability, including UV stability, color fastness, wind resistance, electrical output, safety, and extreme mechanical stresses. The tiles install just like traditional roofing, but are even lighter than their ceramic counterparts. Each Solé Power Tile is 37.4 inches wide and 18 inches long. 30 tiles, weighing 240 pounds can fit in a 100 square foot surface area. The tiles can generate 500 watts per 100 square feet. What do you think about Solé Power Tiles? Do you think more homeowners would adopt solar photovoltaic if it can be integrated right into the...

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solar roof tiles that look cool

There are a few solar roof tiles on the market, but I got to say, Lumeta Solar makes a very slick looking roof tile that flushes right into your roof. The concept of integrating solar cells into an existing building materials is called building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). Each of the Solar Tile eliminates 3 traditional tiles and have a peak power output of 28 watts.There are 12 monocrystalline silicon solar cells per solar roof tile, the electrical connections are contained in the bottom end of the tiles. The Lumeta Solar Tiles can be connected together via standard quick connectors. The key benefits of Lumeta Solar Tiles are they minimize roof penetrations and reduce balance of system costs because there is no mounting hardware to buy. People who want to generate clean electricity but do not want to give up the looks of their roof would find the Lumeta Solar Tiles interesting because it overcomes a problem some customers have with traditional solar panels, aesthetics. Lumeta makes flat concrete and clay tiles to fit the most common roofs. What do you think about Lumeta’s Solar Tile products? Do you prefer solar roofing tiles over traditional solar...

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Open Energy’s SolarSave Roofing Tiles

Open Energy Corporation , a company focused on building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) for the residential, commercial and industrial markets showcased a product called the SolarSave Tiles. These tiles have photovoltaic cells embedded within them that create clean energy while maintaining the natural look of your roof. The materials and electric power has a warranty of 25 years and can easily be installed by roofers without any demolition. Unlike traditional solar panels you do not need racking or structural reinforcement for the SolarSave Tiles. The tiles are weather resistant, fire rated, and virtually require no maintenance. There are not that many solar tile products out on the market, although the SolarSave tiles claim to have the highest watts per square foot. Similar to traditional solar panels solar tiles can are scalable, since the product is modular you can grow the system by adding more SolarSave Tiles as your budget increases in the future, the product is easily expandable. The SolarSave Tiles come in black, red and brown colors. What do you think about...

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New Fontana Home Community Offers Solar Power

According to the Fontana Herald News, A new home development in Fontana, California is offering 2.3-kW integrated solar roof tile systems in CenterStone Estates. This deployment of Solar Power integrated into the roofing shingles is a first for San Bernardino County and makes a significant milestone for solar being offered in new home communities. Unlike other communities that offer an option for solar power PD Solar Roofing and CenterStone Communities have made it a standard in their communities. The systems are fully warrantied by CenterStone homes. The solar roofing building integrated shingles can provide up to 30% a family of fours electricity needs based on the average consumption rate for a family of four. Its a bold step and a great indicator for the demand for solar power when home developers include solar power as a standard...

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