SolarSave Photovoltaic Tiles by OpenEnergy now come in a 48 watt version available in slate gray, brown and terra-cotta the tiles are designed to integrate into a home’s roof while maintaining the natural look of the roof. These easy to install solar roof tiles give homeowners the ability to harvest the sun’s rays to generate electricity without having to give up the aesthetic value of their existing roof. SolarSave Photovoltaic Tiles are a great example of building integrated photovoltaics, which is a term that means to integrate solar cells into building materials commonly found on buildings today.
The 48W version of the SolarSave tiles are offered four feet wide and come with a 25 year warranty. SolarSave can handle a snow load of more than 200 pounds per square foot and wind speeds up to 80 miles per hour. Do you think more people will adapt solar photovoltaic technology to power homes because these tiles are more aesthetically appealing? How big of a role do you think aesthetics plays when consumers are considering adding solar power to their homes?