There is good news for homeowners who are planning to have a solar panel but do not like how they look or their roof may not be suitable and it comes in the form of solar roof tiles. Before you contact roof tilers in Sydney, make sure you know everything there is about this new technology. This is formally known as BIPV or building integrated photovoltaics. This is incorporated in the roofing material and is discreetly placed in roofing tiles that looks the same as the non-solar ones.
Why should you opt for solar roof tiles? First, this looks beautiful since it has the same aesthetics as roof tiles. Second, homes that are located in heritage areas are not allowed to have solar panels. Third, if the roof is facing the north side of the street. Lastly, the roof does not have the recommended shape or size to host solar panels.
What are the benefits of having solar roof tiles? This acts pretty much the same as a regular solar panel. It will generate energy that can heat the water, operate the appliances and make the house cooler. Aside from these obvious benefits, solar tile roofs eliminate the need to create holes where the panels will be installed, the panels are not bolted to the roofing materials and they can withstand cyclonic winds compared to regular solar panels
When it comes to the cost, solar roof tiles are more expensive compared to regular solar panel systems. Comparing a 4 kilowatt system in both, a solar PV will cost around $5697 in Australia. This price already comes with an inverter. This should give you an idea of how much the price of solar roof tiles will be. This is why it is expected that majority of the buyers will be high-end homes that are designed by architects.
Tesla announced that they are going to release the solar roof tiles in Australia this year but it was postponed. Although they have already announced that there will be a variety of roof tiles such as smooth, textures, slate and Tuscan styles. Homeowners who are interested can talk to roof tilers in Sydney before the actual solar roof tiles come to the market.