Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Energy Roofing
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
There are several factors that come into play when calculating the cost of a solar panels for your home. These factors include the state or country that you live in, the direction that your roof faces, and the cost of your electricity bill. However, solar calculators normally have limited value because small additional factors can change the accuracy of the calculator dramatically.
How Long Do Solar Panels Last?
The majority of customers are curious about the validity of solar technology, despite the fact that this idea was conceived in the 1950’s. Previously, solar panels were used by NASA; so the fundamentals are strong enough to fully support astronauts and satellites. All solar panels are engineered in such a way that they will be able to produce energy for at least 25 years. Additionally, most solar installation companies are going to offer a 10-to-25-year workmanship warranty with a power production guarantee.
What is the Best Region for Solar Panels?
It may be surprising to learn that some states have the best solar panels payback rates due local incentives rather than the amount of sunlight they receive. It is important to note that solar panels do not necessarily work better in sunnier regions. This is because hotter solar panels may end up being less efficient overall. The main factor used in establishing the payback rate of solar panels is the cost of electricity in your area.
Is My Roof Ideal for Solar Panels?
More than 60% of roofs are suitable for solar installation. If your roof happens to not be suited for solar installation, you may still be able to place the solar tiles somewhere else on your property. There are numerous variables used in determining whether a roof is suitable for solar roofing installations including orientation, condition of the roof, and shading over the roof.
How Will Solar Panels Affect the Aesthetics of My Home?
Solar energy roofing will not only save you money, it will also give your home a modern look. Solar panels create no noise, even in windy conditions, and even help to raise the value of your home.
How Much Money Do Solar Panels Save?
Solar panels give the user access to a cheaper and more stable power source than electricity. Energy companies are steadily raising your bill each year. According to most estimates, electricity will be at least 2-3 times more expensive in twenty years.
What are Some of the Most Efficient Solar Panels?
All solar panels work in the same way, by converting the energy from the sun into DC (direct current) power. Solar technology has been around for decades, and is constantly being improved. There are three major categories of solar PV panels.
Mono-Crystalline: These are the most efficient panels when it comes to sunlight conversion. Mono-crystalline panels require the minimum amount of roof area to deliver 100kwh of power.
Poly-Crystalline: These are similar to mono-crystalline when it comes to their basic form. However, they are slightly less efficient, but also less expensive.
Thin-Film: This type of panel is not engineered with silicon wafers like the types mentioned above. Instead, they are constructed through the application of one or more thin layers, or thin film (TF) of photovoltaic material on a substrate, such as glass, plastic or metal.
If you’re not sure if your roof is capable of sustaining solar tiles or solar panels, or have no idea which type of solar solution is right for your needs, get in touch with Century Roof & Solar today.
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Century Roof & Solar is a leading Bay Area solar and roofing company. Located in the East Bay area, we serve the entire Alameda and Contra Costa counties for both roofing and solar needs. Browse our website, give us a call at (888) 233-7548, or contact us online to learn more about the benefits of solar panel installation.