Are solar roof tiles worthwhile?

Are solar roof tiles worthwhile?

Just like conventional solar PV panels, solar roof tiles can generate electricity to heat water, run the appliances and cool the house.

But they have other advantages:

  1. There's no need to drill holes in the roof to install them.
  2.  They're not bolted onto the roof, so there's no extra strain from natural wind flow.
  3. ‚Äč They're much more resistant to cyclonic winds than solar panels, and in our strength and impact testing for hail damage, they often perform as well or better than conventional roofing materials.

However solar roof tiles cost more than the regular PV set-up.

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