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Types of Solar Electric Panels
SOLAR PANELS – (AKA PHOTOVOLTAICS)
For most home the panels normally used aresilicon. This technology has been around for the last 50 years. And while efﬁciencyhascertainlyimproved, the way these panels work has not really changed.
These are simply solar panels, but come in a much more integrated form. Insteadof panels that sit on top of your roof, solar tiles are integrated into the rooﬁngasactualtiles.Tiles are slightly less efﬁcientthanpanels,soyouneedmoreofthemtoproducepower.However,they do the job of rooﬁngaswellasenergyproduction.Thiscanmakethemaverycosteffectiveoption, especially if your house needs re-rooﬁng.What’s in a Solar Electric Panel System?This depends what type of solar panel system you have. The next section explains each type of solar panel system.It’s important to note here that the actual solar panels themselves only make up about 50% of the cost of the whole system. The rest of the cost comes from the other components explained inthe section below.