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Solar is an important pillar in energy policy

The government is increasingly looking for ways to manage the energy turnaround and thus generate a large part of the energy requirement sustainably.

According to the US Energy Information Association, solar power will account for nearly half of new electric generating capacity in 2022. It is clear that one main pillars of the energy transition will be photovoltaics.

Solar energy has been gaining popularity for some time, but there is a growing focus at the consumer level, as well as the government/legislative level.

It is becoming increasingly urgent that we identify renewable energy sources that are cost-effective to implement on a large scale. Solar meets this criteria, which is why we see an increasing focus on it at this time.

We all see more solar systems being mounted on rooftops, and now with the introduction of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar roof systems, the solar options are becoming more widely available for commercial and residential properties.

Photovoltaik wird ein wichtiger Pfeiler in der Energiepolitik

Photovoltaics are booming as the demand for sustainable energy is increasing

The rapid rate of solar adoption will continue, according to experts, and we expect the rate of adoption to increase as states continue to mandate solar on new buildings, like Massachusetts and California.

Sustainable energy will help fix the energy crisis that is happening in the US and around the world. For this reason, national and local governments are looking at ways to incentivize solar installations, including the Investment Tax Credits available for solar installations.

As solar demand increases, more money is being spent on research for more cost effective and higher efficiency systems. In the last few years, solar roofing systems have become available to US customers, providing a beautiful and fully-integrated roof with a similar output to a traditional system. As time goes on, technology will continue to advance.

The Future of Solar in the United States 

More and more Americans want to get away from fossil fuels and are turning to rooftop solar systems. In addition to reducing their carbon footprint, solar systems offset high electricity bills and can even generate a credit for surplus energy sold back to the grid.

The top reasons for moving towards rooftop solar and solar roof systems are desire to reduce electricity bills, the contribution to climate protection and the increasing demand for more electric needs with electric vehicles over time.

This is why solar roofs in particular, i.e. roofs covered with solar tiles, are becoming increasingly popular. They combine the advantages of sustainable energy with a beautiful, modern look.

The demand for solar installers and roofing companies capable of installing solar shingles is increasing.

Which systems are the focus?

In the long term, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) solar shingles will likely replace standard roofing materials like asphalt shingles, slate or even standing-seam metal roofs due to the popularity of solar and the ability to combine a beautiful roof with solar in one durable building material. This preserves the design of each building, overcoming any objectives due or limited placement options or the aesthetics of solar panels.

Solar systems on roofs and facades will continue to the the main focus, because there is the potential to become carbon neutral with solar generation alone.

Above all, however, a rethinking in society is necessary. More and more people are convinced that sustainability is extremely important for preserving our planet and with products like SunStyle, it is becoming easier to say yes to solar.

In the end, investing in solar energy means a brighter future for our children.

The advantages of SunStyle

For a predominantly sustainable energy supply, all roofs should be equipped with solar systems. However, there are common objectives to that type of solar system. Since classic solar panels can disrupt the aesthetics of an existing roof and some believe it would be considered unthinkable on historic buildings or churches churches, the solar shingles from SunStyle provide an option where a compromise on aesthetics isn’t necessary. In fact, SunStyle has been installed on multiple churches because the design integrates with the building and does not detract from the architectural style or original design of the church.

In this way, buildings on historical registries are able to submit for approval to get a fully integrated solar system and generate green electricity.

Solar shingles combine the structural roofing material with solar module, so they are quickly becoming the best option for the sustainable building style as we look forward.

Due to the size and installation method, SunStyle solar tiles provide a fully-integrated look across the full roof, regardless of protrusions like skylights or chimneys.

SunStyle has already beautified homes and commercial buildings throughout Europe with its beautiful diamond-overlapping shingles, which are reminiscent of traditional slate tiles.  Take a look at our gallery to see the variety of completed projects.

We would be happy to support you in your search for aesthetic, modern solar roof solution.

Neo-Gothic Church (Sarpsborg, Norway)

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