What Are Terracotta Solar Roof Tiles?

Terracotta solar roof tiles are made to seamlessly integrate into your property’s design, imitating the look of traditional roof tiles. They’re a new, unique way of adding a solar system to your home without changing your aesthetic. 

But what exactly are the benefits of terracotta solar tiles? And why might you choose them over traditional solar panels? In this article, we’ll explore the benefits that investing in terracotta solar roof tiles might have for your property. 

How Do Terracotta Solar Tiles Work?

Terracotta solar tiles are equipped with photovoltaic (PV) cells, which are responsible for capturing sunlight and converting it into electricity. These cells are typically made of semiconductor materials like silicon, and when the sunlight hits the cells, the photons from the sunlight are absorbed. 

Individual photovoltaic (PV) cells within the tiles are wired together in a series or parallel configuration (the positive terminal of one cell is connected to the negative terminal of the next cell, and so on) to create a functional solar panel that can carry a continuous current.

The photons from sunlight activate a semiconductor material in the PV cells, causing electrons to become excited and create an electric current. This current is known as ‘DC electricity’. To use it in your home, it must first be channelled through an inverter to become ‘AC electricity’. 

AC electricity produced by the inverter can then be used to power various devices in your home, such as lights, appliances, and electronics. If you have a solar battery, you can also store this energy for use later or overnight or to sell back to the grid for profit. 

The Benefits of Terracotta Solar Roof Tiles 

There are many benefits to terracotta solar tiles, which make them an appealing option for domestic and commercial property owners alike. Some of the key reasons you may choose to invest in terracotta roof tiles include:

Aesthetic Value: Terracotta tiles are designed to look like normal roofing tiles. Whilst they have all the benefits of solar panels, they look like attractive roofing – making them an ideal choice for those discouraged from investing in solar tiles or panels due to the aesthetic appearance of PV panels. 

Energy Efficiency: Despite their attractive design, Terracotta roofing solar tiles provide an efficient way of producing solar energy. They provide the same efficiency as regular solar tiles whilst offering a more integrated aesthetic. 

Durability: Solar roof tiles are designed to harness solar energy and do the job of roofing tiles. They are resistant to weathering, fading, and corrosion, making them a reliable choice for long-term use. 

Overall, there are many reasons that terracotta solar tiles are a fantastic investment for those looking to embrace solar energy without sacrificing their aesthetic desires for their property. 

Explore Solar Tile Options With Smartly 

At Smartly, we offer a range of solar options to help you embrace a more sustainable future. 

Whether you’re interested in attractive, integrated terracotta solar panels or exploring powerful solar panelling options, we’re here to help. 

Our Smartly solar experts will work with you to cover everything from design to installation, ensuring you get exceptional service every step of the way. 

Send us a message detailing your solar requirements to learn more about what we can do for you. We are happy to advise you.