Property owners seeking to integrate green technology into their buildings stand a chance to increase their property value significantly. With the real estate business leaning towards structures with a positive net impact on the environment, more buyers are considering owning properties that have integrated such technology seamlessly. Builders can integrate such technology during new construction, retrofit, or re-roof to enhance the property value.
They can incorporate in roof solar panels seamlessly and enhance the roof’s aesthetics and functionality. Not only will the panels serve as the structure’s roof, but they will also serve as a potentially inexhaustible energy source once fully operational. With the trend toward integrating green technology into infrastructure, such an addition will be a welcome feature.
Here are some of the advantages of installing an in-roof solar panel system.
1. Seamless installation and functionality
There’s a difference between on-roof and in-roof systems. The on-roof ones need specialised brackets and perhaps a retrofit for the roofing structure to take the additional weight of the panels. Meanwhile, the in-roof solar panel systems can be seamlessly integrated into the construction as they will serve as the structure’s roof. They will also add a different aesthetic to the building, which can easily distinguish it from other structures. Aside from that, the system will also provide a good energy source once fully operational.
2. Lower operational costs
With solar panels installed and functioning correctly, once the system becomes fully operational, building owners will realise lower operating costs because of the decrease in electricity bills. With the solar panels generating enough energy to power various appliances and fixtures, the owner will realise savings immediately. Once the system is also full, excess generated power can be sold to the grid, leading to profit.
3. Positive environmental impact
With the building no longer relying on grid power manufactured through non-renewable sources such as oil and natural gas, the structure has a lower carbon footprint, which makes for a positive environmental impact. It is an advantage over other structures, and the building can flaunt it to help draw more tenants and establishments.
4. Better pest protection
If a building uses on-roof solar panels, there’s a huge chance that birds and other critters will house under the panels over time. They might disrupt the system’s efficiency and cause a problem requiring a visit from the maintenance personnel. However, with the in-roof system, the possibility of critters, pests, and other wildlife disrupting the system’s efficiency is negated.
5. Increased aesthetics
Integrating solar panels and making them serve as the roof will fit seamlessly into the building’s aesthetics. This will also make the roof more distinguished from the other structures and make it an attraction.
6. Higher property value
With integrated solar panels, the property value increases dramatically as more buyers see the benefits of having an in-house energy source. As a result, it will make the property more desirable and command a higher price.
Seamlessly integrating in-roof solar panels and tiles into the roof structure provides various benefits. It is a terrific addition that increases the aesthetics and property valuation.