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Solar Shingles are really gaining popularity lately and I predict they eventually replace traditional solar panels for roof systems at homes and small industrial buildings. Solar shingles are small solar panels that look like shingles and fit on top of you traditional shingles on your roof.
The solar shingles are then wired together and attached to your home energy unit. This can be done by either an electrician or trained roofer who has been qualified to install these fantastic solar cells. The panels by themselves do not produce much electricity but when strung together they can create enough energy to power a home.
If you are interested in purchasing solar shingles for your home then you are in luck because the government is offering upto 2000 dollars toward your solar shingles through tax credits and rebates, making it a bit more affordable. Though have a good system installed can truly be worth the price. Having electric bills for around 2.00 a month will give you a good incentive to purchase a solar shingle roof system. Though not everyone will achieve those low rates some might even be paying negative amounts since you can sell excess electricity back to the energy company in 38 states.
How affective and how much you can save from a solar shingle system of course depends on where in the country you live. Being in the sunny west cost or south you of course are going to generate more electricity then if you are up in the north . You still should consider installing solar shingles in the north because the electrical rates are so much higher in northern states. You should get at least 3 quotes from qualified contractors if you are thinking about install solar shingles.
The future of solar shingles appears to be getting better also as Dow Chemical recently unveiled a new style of solar shingles. Their solar shingles are actual shingles that can be nailed to your roof like traditional shingles. The Dow Chemical shingles contain photovoltaic cells that are embedded into the shingles. This allows for your roof to be installed by any roofing contractor without the need for a electrician or specially trained roofing company to install the shingles. Though, an electrician will still be needed to connect the system to your electrical system. These shingles should cost about 40 percent less than standard solar shingles.
Solar is getting more and more affordable and more and more attractive. Solar shingles should be the new trend in the solar race .