Solar

Photovoltaic tiles save the landscape


T.photovoltaic rules and photovoltaic tiles are a good response to the need to balance the aesthetics of the building - sometimes even the landscape element if you are in particular contexts - with the energy production of the photovoltaic system that uses the natural heat of the sun.

Since there are areas where solar panels are even prohibited - such as some historic centers - the photovoltaic tiles and photovoltaic tiles could broaden the scope of application of solar technology (it is easier to obtain authorization for installation) and make a further contribution to reducing national energy expenditure. The efficiency in terms of yield declared by the producers is highly respected.

Given that the goal of photovoltaics is to produce the energy on their own to save on the bill, as an alternative to traditional solar panels superimposed or embedded in the roof - which create a visual and structural discontinuity in the roof covering - they can be installed photovoltaic tiles aesthetically very similar to normal tiles but able to exploit the photovoltaic effect that converts the incident solar energy into electricity.

Photovoltaic tiles and photovoltaic tiles (the difference between a tile and a tile is substantially in the curvature of the element) have been on the Italian market for about a year and their diffusion is increasing. The basic idea is to create a photovoltaic system without superimposing one element on another, as happens with normal photovoltaic panels, but trying to replace an element of the roof - the tiles - with a similar element - photovoltaic tiles - equipped with built-in technology. Exactly as for the photovoltaic tiles that are used for the construction of photovoltaic floors.

The photovoltaic tiles they work individually like small solar panels that fit into a puzzle system relying on a photovoltaic element integrated in the flat part or between one tile and another. In the case of photovoltaic tiles as a rule, it is not necessary to completely overhaul the roof covering as it is possible to replace the existing tiles only in some parts. A little more complex and expensive is the case of photovoltaic tiles for which the complete overhaul of the roof is instead necessary.

A good look does not escape the difference of a roof made with photovoltaic tiles or photovoltaic tiles compared to a traditional roof with the same traditional elements, especially if these have been pleasantly discolored by time, but compared to a panel installation, the aesthetic result takes a step forward.

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