Advantages of a transition from solar panels to solar roof tile

Energy efficiency and thermal protection of buildings

On the market of energy-efficient technologies and power supply equipment solar panels nowadays take one of the leading places. However, during the process of modernization of energy-efficient technologies solar panels may soon be replaced by solar (photovoltaic) roof tiles Despite the obvious advantages of the tile, it is not sufficiently competitive yet and rarely used because the technology is relatively new and is not well-known and widely-spread. This paper presents a comparison of power output, price and special aspects of installation for common solar panels and tiles presented on the Russian market. Advantages and disadvantages of solar roof tile compared to panels were reviewed and the possibility of tiles’ usage under the climatic conditions of southern regions of Russia were calculated.