Solar roofs are here, and if Elon Musk (C.E.O of Tesla) has his way, most homes will have this system installed in the next 15 years. But will they actually work or are they just aromantic fantasy of a better relationship between humans and mother earth?
The idea of solar roofs in a wider context is not a novel one. For the better part of the last two decades, man (that’s us) has been trying to play nice with the environment in the hopes of reversing (or halting) the not-yet-universally-accepted effects of using fossil fuels – climate change. This has seen nations commit to acquiring significant proportions of their energy from renewable sources in coming days and governments all over the world offer incentives to nudge their citizens to be greener.
Solar panel 2.0
This change in attitude by the general populace,in addition to seeing increased investment in renewable energy by governments, has also led to increased interest by the private sector into renewable energy sources. One of the products born out of this renewed strife towards a greener future is the solar panel roof tile, or the solar panel 2.0 if you like.
No matter what side of the divide you’re in (climate change believer or not), solar panel roof tiles sound like a pretty sweet deal – in theory at least. With solar roofs, you get a high-quality, durable roof that also provides you with free electricity; who wouldn’t like that?
How solar panel roof tiles work
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