Solar Installation Go green with Solar Panels & Shingles
What are solar panels
Known as Building-Integrated PhotoVoltaics (BIPV) or Building-Applied PhotoVoltaics (BAPV), but commonly referred to as solar panels are construction materials that can be integrated into the building in order to generate electricity using the solar energy. When it comes to residential construction, there are typically 2 approaches to adding energy generating materials to the house:
These are classic solar panels that are being mounted on top of the existing roof
These are the materials used to substitute the classic roofing materials
Keep in mind that installing solar panels or shingles is only part of the needed infrastructure. You may also require battery cells to store the energy when there is no sunlight, AC/DC inverters, controllers for battery cells, wiring and possibly electrical equipment to integrate the solar installation with the grid.
Another thing to keep in mind is that having solar panels makes sense when used in conjunction with an efficient HVAC or water heating solution. Feel free to check Muradu Construction solutions that can augment the solar installation.
When to replace the solar panels
Solar installation significantly increases its resale value and increases its curb appeal. It addresses many aspects, such as environmental awareness, better energy autonomy, lower utilities costs, better overall protection against the elements – it serves as a sort-of second roof and works well in hot and sunny climates to absorb the heat. Typically the lifespan of the modern solar panels is around 20-30 years. You need to invest into solar panels accordingly, since their output may decrease significantly afterwards. Some solar panels are also impact sensitive, so if your house roofing was damaged, you may need to replace some of the panels.
Cost of solar installation
When it comes to Muradu Construction, there are 2 components to the cost: the cost of the materials and the labor cost. You don’t need to worry about anything else – the cleanup costs and garbage collection and disposal are already included in the labor costs. What you see is what you get – there are no hidden costs. When it comes to a specific number – it’s nearly impossible to compute it without the expert seeing the building, assessing the roofing solution requested by the client and understanding the roofing specifics for a certain specific building and region. We highly recommend requesting a visit from our expert. The visit does not require any purchases or commitment on your behalf. It is important to keep in mind that solar installation impacts the whole house when it comes to battery cells and inverters installation and wiring. Keep those in mind when planning the costs.
Timeline for solar installation
The classic approach is the following: