Solar Module Options

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A few solar panel manufacturers claim ratings higher than 20%, but those figures are gathered when solar panels are installed in optimum environments, such as on solar farms or SPF roof systems.

Black or blue silicone solar cell have average efficiency ratings of around 22 out of 100 percent. However, once solar cells are grouped, placed under glass, fitted with a polyurethane backsheet (a solar panel) and mounted over a traditional shingle, tile or aluminum roof, their efficiency rating falls between 15% - 17%.

Color solar cells have even a lower efficiency rating falling to around 14.5% when assembled in to a panel form and mounted over conventional roof types.

Up until now, solar panels have been the most efficient way to generate energy on high-sloped roofs, that is until the 3 IN 1 ROOF system. It’s been determined through in-house testing that between the morning and afternoon hours, the 3 IN 1 ROOF system is “as efficient” as solar panels when panels are installed over previously mentioned traditional roofing. However after 3 p.m., the difference in performance is dramatic. On a typical 88-90 degree day, tests data reveals beyond mid-afternoon about 23% more energy is generated by the 3 IN 1 ROOF, because traditional roofing has collected and amassed so much heat from the sun, they reach surface temperatures well over 150 degrees.

Why are surface temperatures a factor? Simply put, for every 20 degrees the surface temperature of a traditional roof rises above 120 degrees, the solar functionality decreases by 5%. Therefore when common roof products are at their hottest, a solar panel’s efficiency is at its lowest. Plus, as everyone knows, asphalt, concrete and metal takes many hours to heat up, and in turn takes the same amount of time to cool down or even longer if the attic is poorly ventilated.

So what is it about the 3 IN 1 ROOF system that’s special? Two amalgamates, the 3 IN 1 ROOF embodiment is comprised of heat resistant closed cell foam and it’s coated with a durable Geopolymer that increases in temperature only about 12 degrees above ambient. As the ambient rises and falls, so does the surface temperature of the 3 IN 1 ROOF and at near simultaneous frequencies. Therefore unless summer temperatures excede over 110 degrees Fahrenheit, the 3 IN 1 ROOF system’s solar module will always yield maximum efficiency. In addition, its SPF like foam character blocks all solar gains from entering into the attic area, lending day-long cool substrates, decking and garrets, virtually eliminating heat flowback.

What is heat flowback and why eliminate it? Solar gains into an attic causes all sorts of humidity issues fundamentally negative to any structure, including but not limited to; dry-rot, condensation, mold and everything that’s related to moisture plus heat. Flowback is when attics get so hot, they’re virtually structural incubators. Hot air prevents the wood decking it contacts from cooling down while the traditional roofing cools over night, thus prolonging the roof’s ability to equalize ambient temperature.

All these dilemmas are not only problematic with traditional roofing systems, they’re also drawbacks for each and every integrated solar tiles and integrated solar singles systems that is or was available for purchase, however they’re all non-setbacks with a new 3 IN 1 ROOF system.

Finally, when taking into account 4-5 hours of advanced power creation, it mathematically boosts the 3 IN 1 ROOF system’s “over all” efficiency rating to 15% - 17% for color solar cells, and 17% - 19% for black or blue cells, making it “by far” the world’s highest and best performing integrated solar product, if not arguably the most efficient solar system installed on a high-sloped roof the market has ever seen!

3 IN 1 ROOF invented renewable energy modules constructed with tempered glass panel and set and sealed into the tile platform. Renewable modules mean they are designed to removed and replaced as newer technology becomes available. Black or blue solar cells prevail due to highest efficiency ratings, but another 9 colors are available for 3 IN 1 ROOF modules; Forest Green, Tile Red, Metallic Gold, Pink Diamond, Lavender, Earth Brown, Emerald Green, Polished Marble and Polished Slate.

Understanding how to install solar becomes tremendously easier, as 3 IN 1 ROOF uses exterior color-coded connecters and well insulated cat-5 wiring, all pre-measured and cut with every order. No electrician is needed from the solar to the inverter, because it's as simple as plugging network wires into a computer.

The 3 IN 1 ROOF solar tile can be used for both residential and commercial applications, as long as the structure’s roof has a 4/12 to 12/12 pitch. They also are considered viable options for new construction and retrofits and perhaps the biggest step forward for the roofing industry since the invention of the solar panel itself.

Some other experts feel the same. New homes constructed by Hibbs Homes, a St. Louis builder focused on high-performance residences, are outfitted with applicable hookups inside attics so that if homeowners opt to anchor energy-efficient panels on their roofs, connection capabilities are in place.

Installing 3 IN 1 ROOF tiles would eliminate extensive labor costs for Hibbs, said Matt Belcher, vice president and manager of sales for Hibbs. “I always tell our customers that in the past 10 years, (solar) hasn’t been as cost-effective as you know it’s going to be,” he said. “We always tell them that at a minimum, let us set you up because once you get in that house, the energy savings you create now is going to help you build equity quicker. What better place to invest equity than in technology like this?”

With advances in cell technology, solar modules can easily be switched out on the product. “That’s where this shines,” Belcher said of the 3 IN 1 ROOF tile. “They’re allowing for easy upgrades.”And these days, homeowners would rather lease panels than own them because they want to be able to upgrade to the most efficient solutions available without the upfront investment of purchasing panels.

“The huge downside with solar is the cost of getting it on,” Belcher said. “This takes the sting out of that. It’s a better mousetrap because it prevents obsolescence.”

“By combining solar modules, a dense foam core and an advanced exterior that deflects potentially damaging ultraviolet rays, 3 IN 1 ROOF tiles will forever change the role a roof plays in commercial and home design efficiency”, said Carmen R. Bellavia, President and CEO of 3 IN 1 ROOF Inc.

Color Options

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