Solar roof panels are best known as a method for generating electric power by converting energy from the sun into electricity. Solar roof systems can supply more than 25% of a buildings total energy. In modern large commercial buildings, solar roofs are becoming an increasingly attractive option. Building owners around the globe are discovering the benefits of the power generation capabilities of solar roof panels.
Adding solar roof panels to a reflective white roof system will further increase the power generation capabilities, which will result in superior energy savings. Solar systems perform better on reflective roofs due to low ambient temperatures, which reduce building cooling requirements by lowering the temperature of the roof and the building underneath.
No Matter the Roof Style, Whitco Provides a Solution
There is not one solar roofing system that is the right fit for every roof. Whether your roof is low slope, curved, multi-pitched, or domed, Whitco's Energy Management team has a solution that will meet your needs. Contact Whitco Roofing today, for further information.
Capabilities of Solar Roof Systems:
According to documented case studies many solar investments experience a 100% payback in less than 5 years. This depends on a number of variables that come into play. Solar panels covering a large amount of the roof will further increase energy generated. The more roof area covered, the more energy will be generated. Solar roof installation will provide years of cost savings, and continue to generate a return on your initial investment. Many of the solar panels we install have up to 25 years of limited power warranty.
A recent case study conducted on a warehouse with 7000 solar panels installed, each comprising 40 individual modules, had a nominal power rating of 1.28MWp. The solar system covers 72% of the roofs surface, and generates 1360MWh per year of photovoltaic electricity. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency this is equivalent to powering 600 individual households.
In the following solar roof case studythe solar roof installation is projected to supply 25% of the buildings total energy, and reduce cooling costs by 20%.