Solar Integrated Roof Tile Systems
A Solar Tile Roof is a solar integrated roof covering system.
Solar integration is solar power technology that has been built directly into mainstream exterior building products such as roofing materials, [roof covering and solar all in one], as opposed to adding large obtrusive solar panels after /on top of a roof covering.
A Solar Tile Roof, solar integrated roof tile system is comprised of active and non-active roof tile, fitting together seamlessly, creating the most esthetically pleasing, sustainable, energy-producing & energy efficient, and safe roof systems.
Based on energy consumption requirements and available sunlight at the project location, a solar engineer creates a layout indicating optimum energy output roof placement for active roof tiles.
When sunlight hits the active roof tiles in your Solar Tile Roof, it is absorbed by glass-covered solar cells to produce an electric current. This direct current (DC) energy is then sent to your solar inverter, which converts it to alternating current (AC) energy that can power your whole home and or be stored in a battery backup system.
When a system produces excess power that isn’t used by the home, this power may be stored in a battery backup – energy stored will continue to run your home at night or keep it stored to maximize your home’s available energy in the event of an outage [and charge an electric car].
Manage your system with a variety of available solar Apps and customize your system production to fit your preferences. Control your system with 24/7 mobile monitoring from anywhere in the world.
A Solar Tile Roof may only be installed by pre-qualified Installation Contracting Service Providers utilizing well-known and practiced PV electrical installation standards & guidelines and roof tile installation standards per the NEC, TRI, ASTM & CSA.
Specifically, the roof tile installation must be performed per extreme weather conditions and advanced ventilation practices, specifically an elevated batten or the patented raised clip systems in order to qualify as an energy-saving Cool Roof.
Active Roof Tiles
1. Mainstream readily available roof tiles that have had solar electrical components [ glass, solar cells, electrical wiring] built directly into the roof tile, turning the roof tile into a solar energy-producing product – while maintaining the same general outward appearance as that of mainstream non-active roof tiles.
2. Advanced miniature solar panel tiles that are designed to integrate directly into mainstream roof tile systems. Although they do not mimic the exact appearance of mainstream roof tiles, they do tend to be more efficient at producing solar energy.
Active roof tiles are joined by electrical string lines that are hidden out of sight/underneath the roof tiles and then connected to an inverter and or battery backup system.
Active roof tiles are integrated with mainstream non-active roof tile roof systems.
Available in various styles, sizes, and solar cell color combinations, and with varying energy output capabilities.
Material Type Available Options;
Lightweight Polymer base structure with solar integrated electrical components and a top covering of solar cell and glass.
Metal base structure with solar-integrated electrical components and a top covering of solar film cell and glass.
Concrete base structure with solar-integrated electrical components and a top covering of solar cell and glass.
Non-Active Roof Tiles
Do not have the ability to produce clean solar energy, though they do contribute to the Cool Roof energy-saving element of a Solar Tile Roof.
Are typically readily available, architectural high-grade mainstream roof products. Also, they are typically much less expensive compared to Active roof tiles.
A must on every roof, because they offer passive relief of energy cool roof. Also, most often they are not glass coated, as they are required to be cut to fit on-site to accommodate roof protrusions and transition areas.
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