Solar shingles are taking the home improvement industry by storm, combining the advantages of solar power generation with greatly improved appearance compared to panels. Materials vary according to vendor, but often work best on relatively smooth roofs made of asphalt or similar composition shingles.
Now, if you have a slate or tile roof, there’s a new option that lets you go solar and offers superior aesthetics and durability: SunSlates from Atlantis Energy;. This innovative product combines Swiss-made Eternit cement-composite roofing slates, which have been in widespread use on the Continent for over 60 years, with solar panels; the result is state-of-the-art protection from the elements combined with power generation of 1 kilowatt per 100 square feet.
SunSlates work especially well in areas with extreme weather conditions and are currently performing well in blazing sun and heavy snow. If you’re attracted to the idea of going solar but worried about the fact that your roof really takes a beating, they might be the perfect solution.
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