The latest developments in the field of constructions brought us solar shingles, a new roofing option that combines solar technology with the materials typically used in construction.
Preliminary reports indicate that more than 75% of the households throughout America can be made to use this solar shingle technology, as the shape of their roof more than allows for it.
The purpose is to allow people access to the sun's environmentally friendly and renewable energy without their having to install large solar panel arrays that might mess with the aspect of their home or with the landscape.
Besides that fact that, once in their proper place, solar shingles deal with your energy needs as efficiently as possible, it seems that what actually drives people into buying them is the fact that, from a financial standpoint, they presently are the most appealing option on the market.
presents us with some of the advantages these new roofing materials pose.
First of all, when deciding to purchase and install solar shingles, you will get considerable tax credits, both from the federal government in your country and from the local authorities, seeing how both of them are obliged to make investments in renewable energy sources.
With the financial support they give you, the overall costs for a solar-shingle roof will be reduced by about 30%.
As well as this, solar shingles are designed for quite long runs, so you won't have to worry about replacing them whenever the weather decides to act up: they have a class A fire rating, the can really carry their snow and are guaranteed not to be damaged by wind or rain.
Not to mention the fact that, by having them installed on top of your house, you'll be able to enjoy the pleasures of not having to pay for electricity.
All things considered, it is quite likely that, as more and more pressure is put both on high officials and on ordinary people to switch to greener energy sources, the solar shingles industry will find itself taking off.