Most homeowner are always looking for a way to save money on their monthly electricity bills. With solar power technology getting better each year, it’s the best time to start taking advantage of the benefits that it has. One thing you do to your home is install solar shingles. These looks and act like asphalt shingles, but they also convert the sunlight into energy.
Solar shingles are perfect for those who wants to start using the energy from the sun for electricity. This can help lower your electricity bills or even have no electricity bills to pay at all. It will require some work and are not that cheap, but in the long run, you’ll be saving considerable amounts of money.
The solar shingles act like a miniature solar panel that collect the energy from the sun. In each shingle, there are photosensitive receptors that are from their silicon crystalline semi-conductor layer that creates electricity. This electricity is then directed to feed into your main electrical system.
When installing solar shingles, you have the option to install backup batteries or not use one at all. If you’re not using one, you can only have electricity only when the sun shines. On the other hand, with backup batteries installed, it will provide between 6 and 8 hours of power.
Solar shingle are durable like asphalt shingle and will be able to stand up to any type of weather. Since solar shingle are relatively a new technology, no one knows exactly how long they will last. But during the time that they are in used, you can be sure you will be saving a lot of money on your electrical bills.
Solar shingle are not cheap and cost in the thousands. However, there are incentives from the state that you might could take advantage off. Some states are encouraging people to go green and the only way to do so is give incentives or make it tax deductible.