Many people think solar panels are ugly and that they are an eyesore on the roof of otherwise attractive homes. Some more rigid housing communities have gone so far as to ban them because of this bias. But most of us are familiar with the story about the ugly duckling.
Watch out because solar technology is growing up and changing its look!
In the industry there is a technology called BiPV – building integrated photovoltaics. BiPV offers a solution to having both the benefit of solar energy generated on your rooftop and the sleek roof of your dreams: solar shingles.
Yes, that’s right, solar technology is now being integrated right into roofing tiles – and they have them in different colors and styles to suite any taste. SUNSLATES, GE, Sharp, Kyocera, and Powerlight are among companies who offer these products for your home. BiPV is also available for flat roofs, walls, and glass installations.
So, if the aesthetics of solar technology has turned you away from an investment in your future and the future of our global environment, let its new face turn you on!