Solartile barrel style tile roofing utilizes terracotta PV electric thin film mounting.
Solartile using Konarka Power Plastic applied to Solartile barrel tile roof in terracotta color. With this combined technology solar
energy is available in traditional barrel tile roof style. This unique conducting organic polymer is flexible and light weight
solar electric film material which utilizes a wider range of the light spectrum not just sunlight into DC electrical energy
unlike conventional solar cells. Solartile barrel roof design and Konarka Power Plastic can be used for recharging batteries
for DC inverter into AC power as well as recharging batteries for powering a pool pump providing pool filtering and pool heating.
shingle style roof using Uni-Solar PV electric thin film.
Solartile using Uni-Solar thin film photovoltaic
cells applied to Solartile slate
shingle style roofing blue in color. Advanced Uni-Solar® Triple Junction Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells gives system owners more energy output than
competitive modules because of their high temperature performance. Advanced Uni-Solar also provides higher system energy output under non-ideal orientation
toward the sun, due to higher sensitivity to low light levels and to diffuse light (Example: when integrated into an existing
building that does not have ideal orientation for a building-integrated PV system).
Uni-Solar photovoltaic cells are manufactured
using a stainless steel substrate combined with a fluoropolymer plastic to create a very rugged, shatterproof PV module, impervious
to thermal shock and stress fractures as a result of shipping errors, poor mounting, or even contact by foreign objects. Uni-Solar modules use an ETFE fluoropolymer
plastic to cover the front surface of the module. The front surface is highly resistant to ultraviolet (UV) degradation, and
offers long term resistance to weathering, as well as exceptional mechanical and optical properties. Uni-Solar offers commercially-proven, triple-junction cells (1.5 volts per cell, typical in operation), which
have been proven to be of the highest efficiency and stability available. Other
manufacturers offer single-junction cells. Module peak power at a cell operating temperature of 149 degrees Fahrenheit will
reduce power output by only 5%, compared to crystalline technologies where a 15% loss is typical under similar conditions.
Under conditions of high wind or snow loads, modules will not break under pressure, nor suffer irreversible damage when mounted
to the color matched tile roof, designed with the UV weather and fire resistant plastic structure.
Typical Solar Collector mounted above a barrel style tile roof
The current solar collector products on the market offer no roof insulation, as the glass-containing panels are mounted
with expensive brackets, increasing individual panel cost, while decreasing overall efficiency. The unsightly appearance of rack-mounted mono-blocks of glass collectors has severely impacted their acceptance
by the targeted consumer market, who prefers solar collectors to be integrated with residential tile roof designs. However, increased consumer awareness for the need to conserve energy has led to acceptance of solar energy
as a reliable alternative to conventional electric, gas or oil energy. Solar
collectors have been marketed to homeowners and builders alike since the early 1970's, as market demand for solar and alternative
energy sources only continue to rise.
Tile or Slate Shingle Roof Style, Insulated Roof Covering, Solar Water Heating, Solar Electric PV, Combinded
Thermal / Electric Solar Hybrid
SOLAR ELECTRIC VIDEOS:
CBS NEWS VIDEO Calif. Fights Global Warming (Click to view)
NEWS VIDEO Konarka Technologies (Click to view)
UNI-SOLAR Solar Power Show video (Click to view)