Solar power has often come under fire for its lack of attractiveness. Some particularly myopic councils have even refused planning for some houses to install photovoltaic solar panels on the grounds that the panels would reduce the attractiveness of certain areas. However, this is a very narrow minded view, not just because they are actively stopping people from investing in a greener future, but also simply because the new wave of solar PV is far easier on the eye than those of even just a few years ago.
In fact, the majority of solar PV panels are actually going to be far more attractive than certain roofs currently are, and entire homes can now be transformed for the better when solar panelling is attached. For many sustainable housing projects, they are not only the best answer but also the most suitable one too, looking far more appropriate on many modern buildings than other roofing solutions.
For new builds they are beneficial in many ways. The extra cost of installation during a build will be far less than an installation after a house has been completed as many aspects can be factored in during construction. This can also ensure that the roof is designed in the perfect way to accommodate the panelling.
For those councils, or even individuals, who have shunned photovoltaic solar panels in the past, taking a look at the choices available on the market today may well completely alter opinions and, whether solar power is looking to be utilised on a new build or on an existing one, there will be solutions that won’t just simply work aesthetically, but in many cases actually improve the look of the building, whilst being a great way to help preserve our natural resources and lower energy bills all at the same time.