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Photovoltaic roof tiles

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All About Photovoltaic Roof Tiles

Photovoltaic roof tiles are solar panels designed to look like and function as conventional roofing materials, such as asphalt shingle or slate, while also producing electricity. The integration of photovoltaics (PV) into building facades and roof structures can provide a significant contribution to electricity generation. A design for a PV roof tile enables seamless integration with standard tiles in a roof structure. 

There are several options available to achieve the integration of PV into roofs. The standard size modules can be mounted to the top of the present roof structure. PV roofs have been installed using standard modules which are laid side by side across a roof deck. A capping is placed between the modules to ensure a watertight seal. This process however, requires a complex aluminum framing structure to be mounted onto a precisely formed predeck. 

Photovoltaic roof tiles generally require very little maintenance. These are very durable and last around 25-30 years with no maintenance. The only maintenance required is to wash these to clean dirt and dust which can easily be done with a garden hose. A covered tile causes poor performance as it blocks light from the solar cells and prevents energy from being harnessed. To prevent reduced performance, homeowners who notice debris covering their PV tiles should remove it as soon as possible in a safer way. For maintenance or cleaning the tiles, removing debris from the panels is advised. Using warm water and a soft sponge to remove any bird droppings or dirt is often helpful.

Photovoltaic (PV) roof tiles have proven to be incredibly popular over the past couple of years, as businesses and homeowners have been looking for ways to lower their energy bills whilst caring for the environment. PV tiles installed in a property means that the energy bills can be reduced. Homeowners sometimes also can make money by selling excess energy generated through their power grid. Moreover, PV tiles are incredibly easy to maintain which makes these an ideal money saving venture for most property owners.

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