Solar panels are not very attractive additions to one's roof. Don't
get me wrong, I'm all for energy savings and I have to admit to
having two solar panels on my own tile roof, but they
distract from its natural beauty. That's just a fact.
So I was just
waiting for an invention like SRS Energy's new Solé Power Tiles that can
be seamlessly integrated with a tile roof. Solé Power Tiles are a
beautiful green solution, but they're blue.
SRS Energy teamed up with US Tile to integrate its polymer tiles into
the size and shape of US Tile's clay tiles, so that the complete results would
show a seamless interface. Believe it or not, a good part of the tiles on the roof above are real clay tiles, glazed blue, while only about 20 percent of the roof is Solé Power Tiles.
Here's how the set-up works...
It looks much better than the raised solar panel on the right.
But you have to want a blue tiled roof; Otherwise, the Solé Power Tiles look like this...
And then you've got some blue tiles sticking out like a sore thumb on a beautiful rustic red clay tile roof. Understand you also have to replace your entire roof to get Solé Power Tiles.
So, I'm waiting for the next invention: solar tile roofing that can be purchased after market and can, at least, blend with the roof I spent a fortune on already.