Many factors need to be considered when choosing a residential solar system: Design, price, size, durability, efficiency, warranty, etc. In this article, we discuss the main differences between Roofit.solar product and traditional solar panel, to help potential solar system owners make the best decision and get maximum efficiency.

Design

The primary decision that you need to make is what kind of solar products to go for: traditional (on roof) solar panels or integrated (in roof) solar panels, offered by Roofit.solar. While conventional solar panels are installed on top of roofing materials, Roofit.solar modules serve a dual purpose- they act as the roof covering and power generators at the same time. Our products represent building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) construction elements that replace the conventional roofing materials, while electricity is produced in a photovoltaic layer integrated into the metal sheet. While on-roof traditional solar panels are bulky and unsightly, Roofit.solar modules go much further. During production we use black materials to mask shiny parts of the solar panel, which creates a nice, homogeneous black color that flawlessly blends into the metal, making the solar parts of the roof almost invisible. Due to this feature, our solar panels are often more likely to meet planning permission in listed buildings or protected areas. Also, our solar system is lighter than traditional solar panels as it does not need additional support structure, so Roofit.solar product is a better choice for old, delicate, or historic architecture.

Solar panel size

Another feature you need to consider when going solar is the solar panel size and suitability for your roof or facade. Picking the right location for the solar panels is also crucial to get the maximum out of the solar energy. To do so, you need proper planning and sizes of the solar panels that will fit the requirements of your roof. Here, Roofit.solar will make your work easy. Thanks to our roof planning software, you will get a customized plan of your solar roof in nearly no time. For maximum comfort, we have an individual approach towards each customer to meet their needs in a timely and the most effective manner. Also, our modules are available in three sizes, which makes the planning of your roof even easier, unlike regular solar panels.

Solar panel efficiency

Solar panel efficiency is the detail that you should look into when getting a solar roof. At Roofit.solar we are using the same monocrystalline solar cell technology as the standard solar panels that makes our solar system competitive on the market. In addition, we offer different sizes of solar panels, which makes it easier to cover all the possible places on the roof or facade and increase the overall effective solar area, which is hard to achieve with regular solar panels.

Cost

There have been concerns that integrated solar panels are much more pricy than conventional solar panels, however, as the technology has become more popular and advanced, the costs have considerably come down. In fact, compared to the combination of regular roof with conventional solar panels, Roofit.solar products can be more affordable as they represent already a 2-in-1 product: a roof with integrated solar panels that generate electricity. Therefore, you will have reduced installation costs as you will need only one installation instead of two – roof plus solar panels. For Roofit.solar modules it is enough to have a roof support structure that every house has anyway before the roof installation. In the long run, our roof pays back its cost several times because it generates free electricity for you.

Quality and durability

Quality and durability need to be for sure considered when buying solar panels. High quality and durable solar panels will prevent you from doing replacements all the time, which can be troublesome and costly. You want to have solar panels that can withstand strong wind and snow load and have hail protection too. Roofit.solar products are made of premium quality materials, designed to be weatherproof and are as strong as normal roofs. They last for decades and have undergone various wind, rain, snow, and hail tests. Also, as a back sheet we have a metal that is super durable and protects the modules even better compared to the standard solar modules. Furthermore, as our product is part of the whole roof structure and is not separately installed on top of some roofing solutions, it is more robust compared to regular on roof solar panels and will protect your home for decades to come.

Lifespan and warranty

It is crucial to choose solar panels with a long lifespan and warranty conditions. You want to pick a solar panel that has a product performance warranty as well. A performance warranty is a promise that a manufacturer will deem your panel defective if it falls below a level of performance. Many solar panel manufacturers provide an average of 10-year product warranty and Roofit.solar goes for the same. If our product is not consistent during the warranty period, we will either repair or replace it or refund the purchase price paid for it. As for the performance warranty, it is 25 years, meaning that Roofit.solar guarantees the panels will produce electricity no less than 80% of their power output rating at the end of 25 years.

Conclusion

Making the switch to renewable energy sources by installing solar panels is a great way to save your money, improve your green credentials and reduce or eliminate your electricity bills. Solar energy is becoming an increasingly popular option for the environmentally conscious as it is a sustainable choice that you can use to gain a competitive advantage and increase your savings. Also, one 10 kW solar roof eliminates around 4 tons of carbon emissions annually, which is roughly equivalent to planting over 100 trees per year. Larger installations can have 10 times the effect, therefore, each solar roof owner plays a huge role in mitigating accelerated climate change.

If you like Roofit.solar product, take the first steps: contact us, get a personalized offer, and find out what your house would look like with the Roofit.solar roof.

February 2021