What are Solar Roof Tiles?
Solar roof tiles are small modules or shingles that cover your roof space in the traditional sense.
The finished look is very aesthetically pleasing when compared with standard solar panels.
Making solar roof tiles the ideal option for homeowners that have been considering going solar. But don’t want the eye soar of traditional solar panels on their roof space.
Also solar roof Shingles are ideal for any homeowners living in a protected or listed area. Where changes are not permitted.
If this is the case or you just want to install solar roof tiles, so that your roof space stays as natural looking as possible.
Then you should consider solar roof Shingles as an option.
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In this article we are going to cover the advantages of solar roof tiles, the cost and benefits to our environment and planet.
- Are Solar Roof Tiles worth it in 2021?
- Solar Panel Funding
- How Much can you save on energy bills with Solar Roof Tiles?
- What are the advantages of Solar Roof Tiles?
- Average costs of Solar Roof Tiles
- Solar Roof Tile manufactures
Are Solar Roof Tiles worth it in 2021?
In general Solar Panels are rising in popularity and the demand for new and innovative solar products is in high demand.
Solar Roof Shingles are definitely worth it for homeowners who would like to go solar to help reduce their carbon foot print, save money and do their bit to help save the planet.
Solar Roof Tiles or solar shingles as they are commonly known are in fact more durable than traditional roof tiles.
Which makes them the perfect investment for a multifunctional roof covering in todays market.
We have many options available including free Solar Roof Shingles and many more funding options depending on status and criteria needs being met.
Solar Panel Funding
So how does Solar Panel Funding work?
Solar Panel Funding is not a government backed scheme! It is entirely funded by their unique funding system.
Once the client has been assessed for the free solar panel grant, should they not qualify we have a range of other options.
including part solar panel funding.
Or Solar Panel Funding LTD works very closely with a board of nationwide installers that all provide funding opportunities to help spread the cost of solar roof shingles or Solar panels.
Upon speaking to the customer if we asserted that they do not qualify for a solar panel grant.
We would at this point discuss their suitability for one of the other funding options available.
Providing the customer is happy to proceed. We will arrange a free no-obligation home survey on the customers behalf, with one of our trusted high quality installers that covers their postcode.
Solar Panel Funding is then paid a fee for this referral.
A portion of this referral fee is then entered into a fund.
This fund is a set aside so that we can provide the installation of free solar panels to those customers that qualify and meet the criteria requirements.
This way the customer can have a free no obligation home survey and get all the facts and options available to them.
How Much can you save on energy bills with Solar Roof Tiles?
Solar Roof Shingles can make a significant reduction on your energy bills.
The exact amount is hard to predict as there are many factors to take into account.
For some homeowners it is possible to power 100% of their homes with generated electricity.
Whilst others may need to top up from the national grid.
This can depend on many factors such as location of your property, time of year and the system you have installed.
Of course it also depends on individual usage and current situation but clearly savings are very achievable.
Making Solar Roof Shingles very attractive in 2021.
What are the advantages of Solar Roof Tiles?
Firstly Solar Roof Tiles are virtually invisible to the eye. This is probably the best attribute for this new technology.
Solar Roof Shingles work in the same way as traditional solar panels providing your house-hold with clean free energy.
This means they are eligible for the same incentives as traditional solar panels. The government currently are offering the Smart Export Scheme to homeowners with suitable solar installations.
Meaning you can sell any unused electricity back to the provider.
Finally Solar Roof Shingles are ideal for anyone building a new house. They can be purchased in many different styles and fitted by a roofer or solar installer.
In recent studies it has been claimed that a multifunctioning solar roof can also potentially add up to 10% extra value to your home.
Average costs of Solar Roof Tiles.
Currently the price of both solar panels and solar roof tiles has decreased making both options more attractive to homeowners.
Solar roof Shingles are currently more expensive than the traditional solar panels and are very slightly less effective.
This being said the life span of solar tiles is much greater than that of solar panels.
Solar tiles are more durable than their counterparts and unlike solar panels can with stand extreme weather including hurricanes which can damage traditional solar panels.
Solar Roof Tile manufactures
The list for solar roof tile manufactures is extensive below is a list of the biggest and most popular. The list starts with Tesla, unlike solar panels, solar roof Shingles have a dual purpose.
Firstly to provide energy and secondly to cover your roof space.
This makes them the more expensive option and Tesla are at the top of the list in price.
Tesla estimate that their solar roof Shingles cost on average £17.00 per square foot making them one of the most expensive but also most efficient on the market to date.
There are however many alternatives as some customers consider that Tesla are not exactly cheap.
The most popular alternatives are as follows;
Cheap: Ikea Solar Panels and Solar Roof Tiles
Mid-range: Tonik Solar Panels or Solar Roof Tiles
Premium: Tesla Solar Roof Tiles or Solar Panels
The Verdict! Are They Worth it?
Here at Green Power Technology we pride ourselves at being at the frontline to encourage all households to switch to renewable energies like solar power.
With well over a million homes in the UK having solar renewable energy systems installed. This shows there is a huge demand from homeowners to go green and do their bit to save the planet. Whilst saving money in the process.
So we believe in our opinion!
If you choose a reputable company and pay a decent fair price Solar Roof Shingles are a good investment in 2021.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any question or queries you might have about going solar in the future.
Or alternatively you can call us on to speed up the process on 03308088801.