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Solar panels are solar power systems designed to convert sunlight directly into electricity. These panels consist of photovoltaic cells and/or thermal collector components. While many people consider them solely to be a means of producing electricity for home use, they also have a very wide range of applications outside of residential settings.

 

Roofing Tiles

Roofing tiles are pieces of glassed-in ceramic material set over a roof structure, often covered by some type of waterproof membrane. As compared to flat tile roofs, they provide a number of different advantages. First, they can hold much larger amounts of water, thus reducing the risk of leaks. Second, their rounded shape makes them less prone to damage; third, they allow rainwater to enter the drainage system without running off the roof surface. Additionally, they can reduce the amount of heat buildup on the roof structure, thus providing greater insulation between the roofing materials and the interior temperature.

 

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Thanks to the advances in solar technology, we can offer you the latest technology designed to enhance your home’s performance. We also provide high-quality products and services at a competitive price. We are the roofing professionals that also install solar. Solar Roofing is a great way to save money and make smarter decisions regarding your home’s electric bill. Our free estimate will help determine if installing solar panels is right for you. We are the roofing professionals that also install solar. Install Solar with PV Cells, inverters, cabling, and accessories.

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How does Solar work and what does it cost?

Solar roofs with PV Cells or inverters mean that there is a new way of doing things in terms of how electricity gets from one place (the grid) to another (the home). A PV cell or an inverter converts electrical energy from one source into direct (DC) and alternating (AC) power like any appliances or devices in your home. A PV cell inverter costs between $3000 and $15,000 and is used to convert the energy coming from your home’s electricity into direct current (DC) with a battery.

 

What are the benefits?

Lower your electricity bill, decrease your monthly payments, and increase the value of your home by thousands. With our solar panels, you can generate electricity, reduce your monthly payments, and lower your utility bill. Installing a solar roof means you can enjoy the benefits of solar power while still living in a traditional home. Also, there are federal and local tax incentives when purchasing a solar system for your home.  Get a free solar quote and see why more happy homeowners are going solar every day.

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Installing a solar roof means you can enjoy the benefits of solar power while still living in a traditional home. Get a free solar quote and see why more happy homeowners are going solar every day. Utility bills are a thing of the past. Get a solar roof and save money on your energy costs while reducing your carbon footprint. For more information, check out the US Department of Energy’s solar valuation calculator here. We are the best roofers in Fredericksburg VA and the #1 roofers in Spotsylvania VA, contact us today!

Solar Roofing Installation Checklist

Solar panels are one of the best ways to reduce electricity bills, but they need to be installed properly. If not, they could end up costing you money rather than saving it. So before installing solar panels, make sure you have considered the following things.

 

#1 Adequate Sunlight for Solar Roofing

First, you should check if your house already has enough sunlight. If not, then you should consider installing skylights or windows that let sunlight in. However, if you do have enough sun exposure, you might want to go for a rooftop solar system. Rooftop solar installations are great because they don’t require any holes in the roof. So, if you’re looking at a flat roof, you’ll probably be able to install a solar panel system without having to drill any holes.

 

#2 Roof Size

Second, you should look at the size of the roof. Usually, solar systems are designed to fit the area of the roof they’re going to cover. But, if you have a big roof, you may want to consider using a bigger solar panel system. If you have a small roof, then you can opt for smaller solar panels. And if you’re concerned about the weight of the solar panels, then you can use lighter materials instead. 

You should also think about what type of solar panels you want. There are different types of solar panels including mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline, thin film, and concentrated photovoltaic (CPV). Each of these solar panels has their own pros and cons. So, you should choose the right one depending on your budget, how much power you need, and whether you want to sell excess energy back to the grid.

 

#3 Solar Roofing System Lifespan

Third, you should look at how long the solar panel system will last. If you plan on only using solar energy for heating water, then you’ll probably only need to get a 10 year warranty. But, if you plan on using it for electricity, then you’ll likely need a 20 year guarantee. If you want to sell excess power back to the grid, then you’ll need a 25 year warranty.

 

#4 Consult a Solar Roofing Professional

Finally, it’s always good to consult a professional installer. A professional installer knows the ins and outs of solar panel systems, so he/she can properly set them up for maximum efficiency. Also, you should know that a professional installer will give you a written estimate before starting the job. So, you won’t be surprised when you get the bill at the end of the project. Make sure you ask questions about the price, warranties, and any additional costs.

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Other Solar Appliances For Your Home

Solar Powered Water Heaters

A solar powered water heater works by capturing the sun’s rays through a series of mirrors, lenses, or parabolic troughs. Once the sun’s radiation reaches the solar panel, its power is converted to direct current (DC) and sent to a storage battery via a charge controller. Finally, once the battery is charged, it powers an electrical coil that converts the DC into alternating current (AC), which then runs to a heating unit.

 

Solar Cell Battery Bank System

Solar cell battery banks are a very simple alternative to conventional batteries, which store energy in chemical form. Instead, these systems use a solar cell array to generate electricity and either recharge the battery bank directly using the energy produced by the solar cells or connect to the grid for further charging. Because they do not require chemicals, they are safer than traditional batteries.

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Solar Powered Irrigation Systems

Solar powered irrigation systems are composed of a pump that moves water through a pipe network. These systems capture the sun’s energy to create electricity and power the pumps. The pumps move the water around the landscape and through the irrigation system. They are similar to wind turbines in that both produce energy from moving air, but instead of relying on wind velocity, solar powered irrigation systems rely on the sun’s radiant energy.

 

Photovoltaics

Photovoltaic systems work similarly to solar powered irrigation systems, except they rely on solar cells rather than pumps to distribute the water. The primary difference comes in the design of the piping system. In PV systems, pipes are routed to specific locations throughout the landscape and are buried underground. Pumps are unnecessary.

 

Solar Powered Lighting

Although most household lighting uses filament bulbs, the technology behind them has improved significantly since those early days. Today, lighting manufacturers offer high efficiency alternatives that operate at lower wattages. They also now utilize LEDs, which feature increased longevity and efficiency. All things considered, solar powered lighting provides many benefits over other forms of lighting.

 

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