There are two main types of solar panels for roofing called Crystalline and BIPV (Building Integrated Photo Voltaic). Both of these electricity making systems have a moderate cost when it comes to the initial outlay, but they generate energy which sends power back to the National Grid – saving you money in the long term. By bringing down the reliance on generating electricity, this only has positive effects on the environment from reducing pollution caused by generating electricity from power stations.
BIPV solar panels are adhered to a flat roof and sucks the sun’s rays throughout the day. Crystalline solar panels can be mounted on any roof surface and are affixed with a gap between the roof’s surface and the lower edge of the panel. Obviously, in areas of the world where sunlight hours are higher and daylight hours are longer, solar panels are very effective.
In some countries, there are government grants available which helps offset the costs of installing the solar panels. If you’re planning on staying in your home for a very long time, this investment is not only going to save you money in the future, but it will help reduce the power needed by the National Grid to produce.
Whether you want solar roof panels to save you money on your electricity bills or to contribute towards reducing you energy consumption, having them fitted by professional roofing contractors is a must. Break the mold and be different – having solar panels is a great step in the right direction to help protect the Earth.