As a homeowner, you want the best for you family, which translates to you wanting the best for your home. If you’re thinking about installing a new asphalt roof or would like to integrate your current asphalt roof with solar shingles, RGS POWERHOUSE™ is here to help. We offer a visually stunning and highly affordable solar shingle system that integrates with your asphalt roofing system.
You can enjoy the luxury of solar roofing tiles that lay flat on your roof like your current roof shingles. Furthermore, you will be the talk of the neighborhood once you have these shingles installed. Not only will you enjoy the numerous benefits solar shingles have to offer, but you will also find that being a home in your neighborhood with an advanced solar roofing system will get you some attention.
What Are Solar Roof Shingles?
The POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 solar roof shingle is a fully integrated photovoltaic (PV) building product — otherwise known as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). This means that these shingles collect light from the sun and produce energy that you can use in your home. At a distance, solar shingles look like traditional asphalt shingles. However, when you look closely, you’ll notice that the solar technology is present. What’s more is that they take little-to-no more time to install than your asphalt roof. So if you’re looking to make the switch to solar power, you can do so when you decide to get a new roof.
Why Choose Solar Shingles?
Subtly Integrates with Your Roofing
If you’re getting a new roof soon, or you would like to integrate solar technology into your roof, you have another option than solar panels. POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 solar shingle systems give you the opportunity to utilize visually stunning and affordable solar technology. Solar shingles easily integrate with your asphalt shingles, making it even easier for your professional roofer to install.
Smart Home Capable
POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles set your house up to be a smart home. A solar shingle system easily integrates with other renewable energy products, such as an EV charger or solar energy battery. With POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles, your house is one step closer to being a fully integrated smart home.
Solar shingles are considered both a roofing product and a solar product. POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles can withstand the same weathering traditional roofs endure. In fact, POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 solar shingles have a Class A fire rating and can withstand winds up to 200 mph.
Reduces/Eliminates Utility Bills
A major benefit to solar energy is that once you are connected to the grid, you can sell your energy produced back to the utility company. In some cases, you will receive a credit for energy use at a later date.
At RGS POWERHOUSE™, we believe you can help the environment and save on your utility bills at the same time. Our solar shingle system allows you to generate clean energy.
Increases Your Home’s Overall Value
Home builders are offering solar technology as part of the custom home building process. This means if you’re looking to build your own home, you can still take advantage of solar power.
Double-Dip with Insurance
If you’ve unfortunately experienced a casualty, then insurance proceeds may cover the cost of your roof. This is a win-win for homeowners who need a new roof and would like to integrate solar technology.
Federal Tax Credits & Incentives
Solar shingles are eligible to be claimed under the federal tax credit incentive for solar roofing systems. When you have solar shingles installed, you can claim up to 30% in tax credit. Additionally, your local utility and state may offer renewable energy incentives for solar installations.
Virtually Maintenance Free
Once your solar shingles are installed and implemented properly, you will find that it requires little-to-no maintenance to keep running properly. There’s very little that will keep your shingles from consistently producing power. POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles boast impressive durability and have passed fire, hail, and wind tests, so you can rest assured knowing your roof is working for you.
No Technological Obsolescence
While technology is continually improving, you do not need to worry about your solar shingle system becoming obsolete. We have designed our POWERHOUSE™ solar shingle with a removable solar insert, in the event it needs to be upgraded. The solar insert can easily be replaced with the removal of just 6 screws.
How Do Solar Shingles Work?
After installation, the solar shingles collect energy from the sun and convert it into DC power.
The DC power from the solar shingles are sent to a solar inverter, where it is converted into AC power for use in your home.
AC Power travels from the solar inverter to your electrical breaker box.
The utility meter measures your electrical supply. When your solar shingle system produces more power than you need, the meter spins backwards as that power is sent to the grid. Your next utility bill is credited for the power you’ve added to the grid.
How Durable Are POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles?
How Solar Shingles Save You Money
Payment and Financing Options
From insurance to loans or cash purchases, there are many payment options for a solar shingle roof. Purchasing a solar shingle roof with a loan or insurance claim will require the least out-of-pocket, with little up-front payment.
Why Choose RGS POWERHOUSE™?
At RGS POWERHOUSE™, we believe it to be our duty to fulfill our customers’ needs and wants when it comes to solar. Currently, we have 12 patents owned and 25 more patents pending to advance our own solar technology. We offer homeowners solar shingles that they can implement during a re-roof or a new custom home build.
As the exclusive domestic and international manufacturer and distributor of POWERHOUSE 3.0 Solar Shingles, RGS POWERHOUSE™ is backed by the Dow Chemical Company. Our commitment to solar started back in 1978, and we’ve been contributing to the industry and the community as a whole for more than 40 years.