Solar Roof Shingle Cost
Being far more expensive than panels solar roof installation may cost from $15,000 to 20,000 or even $60,000-$70,000 on average especially when you opt for the best-quality shingles in the market. It follows that they are only cost-effective when there is a need to do a roof replacement. Despite the higher cost of installing such roofs, homeowners can still benefit from the tax credit and rebates when going green with solar roofs just like they do with panels. Additionally, solar shingles warranties are the same as solar panels lasting 5 up to 25 years.
Though solar roofs are relatively new to the market, the underlying technology is the same as solar PV panels. Solar roof shingles are very durable, and they are just one unique benefit of going solar. Each shingle has 14.7% efficiency and consists of multiple monocrystalline cells that provide 60 watts. Solar roofs are very lightweight, with no need for structural reinforcements or analysis. Installed directly onto the roof, they require no roof penetrations or racking and provide an ultra-smooth low-profile design. In many cases, shingles provide 90% coverage, even on irregular roofs.