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    Options for mounting solar panels on rooftops

    A photovoltaic roof is a rooftop covered, at least in part, by solar panels. Because it is located above any shaded areas, the photovoltaic roof works well to absorb the sun's rays and convert them into energy.

    Photovoltaic roofOne way of generating energy from a roof-space is to place many photovoltaic cells on an existing roof. If you are thinking about installing a photovoltaic roof, many things need to be considered. First, the cells should go on a part of the roof that catches the most light and has the least shade. They should be installed carefully so as not to cause leaks. For this reason, it is most likely best to let solar  professionals handle the job.

    Photovoltaic roof consisting of photovoltaic shingles

    Another type of photovoltaic roof is built with shingles, or roof tiles, that are actually photocells. This is an excellent method to use because a warranty against leakage will usually accompany this type of installation. Because of the mass coverage provided by the shingles, maximum power from the shingles will be realized. There are many other innovative ways to have a photovoltaic roof installed. A free standing garage or storage building can make use of cells or photovoltaic shingles. One type of photovoltaic roof is the kind built exclusively for electric automobiles. The owner simply parks the automobile in the shelter, plugs it in, and lets the sun do the rest.

    Questions towards a photovoltaic roof

    When considering the photovoltaic roof, the following should be considered: are there building restrictions in my neighborhood? Is there enough light to make this worthwhile? Is this a do-it-yourself project or do I need a professional? Can I get a warranty to protect my investment and my home? In the right situations photovoltaic roofs are an excellent way to harness the sun’s rays, but it is important to gather all of the base research before moving forward.