Residential Solar Roof Panels
have been many recent developments concerning residential solar roof
panels. The main focus has been improving efficiency, lowering costs,
and making solar panels blend with existing architecture and roof styles.
Solar panels are very expensive so homeowners strive to get the most
efficiency out of each panel. Improvements in solar inverters and modules
have made systems very efficient.
Residential solar roof panels are often designed to look like roof
shingles. Most panels are large and obtrusive. They can change the look
of any house and for many people that is not desirable. Solar shingles
allow for the photovoltaic cells to be seamlessly integrated into the
roof with regular shingles. They are most often the same shiny black
or blue as regular panels, but color is beginning to be added with special
Residential solar roof panels can, if installed correctly, make a home
electrically self sufficient. On sunny days power will actually go back
into the grid for a profit to the homeowner. New developments, such
as cheap photovoltaic paint can increase the amount of surface area
that is available for collecting electricity.