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.