Energy Saving Solutions: Solar Shingled-Roof in NW DC

I was driving in DC, avoiding traffic, when I saw a house with a solar-shingled roof! Very Cool! Solar shingles are photovoltaic cells designed to look like and integrate with conventional roofing materials. Recently they have become price-competitive with bolt-on panels resulting in increased popularity. One of the issues I face when recommending energy saving solutions regarding solar panels is the appearance. The advantage of solar shingles is that they look and function like a regular roof as well as providing energy to the house. What’s there not to love? A typical installation will save homeowners 40-70 percent on their electric bill. I’ll keep you posted on the price and other details….

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