The sun is a free source of energy in the form of natural light and warmth and it is possible to capture some of this abundant free energy directly to convert sunlight into electricity using solar panels. These can be easily incorporated into most houses and can save electricity. In this article, find out where to buy solar panel roofs.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels convert light into electrical power using a thin layer of semi-conducting material like silicon which is encased between a sheet of glass and a polymer resin. When exposed to daylight electrons, the semi-conducting material are energised and capture some of this energy directly to convert the sunlight into electricity. This helps in reducing the cost of electricity in the home. Solar panel roofs Solar PV roofs can be easily integrated into most houses. The most common option is to use standard solar panel modules in a frame fixed to an existing pitched roof or a tilted frame on a flat roof. If you are replacing your roof, you can now buy solar panel roofing tiles that can form part of the weatherproof structure. You can use solar panels with a roof that faces within 90 degrees of south with no other buildings or large trees that overshadow it since less energy is generated if the roof surface is in shadow for parts of the day.
Where to buy them
Tudorsolar.com is a good resource for learning about solar panel roof installation. They have a calculator where one can get an estimate for the cost of solar panels needed for your roof. Tudorsolar only sells mono-crystalline cells in all of its solar systems installations and these are manufactured by well-known household names such as Sharp, Sanyo and Mitsubishi. Their solar panels carry a 10-year guarantee on its solar cell performance based on a power output of 90%. They also provide a 5-year product warranty.
Use the Sun
This company offers the best value for money in the UK. Their website is designed to show you everything that you need to know about solar PVS. Their prices are for fully fitted or fit yourself. Although they recommend that you have you solar panels installed by an MCS accredited fitter, who is fully trained and insured, you can also do the installation yourself.
You can either purchase the solar roofs online (Usethesun.co.uk) or complete their contact form to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion.