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Apollo Solar Roofing System Tile
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Apollo solar roofing system tile caters to your energy needs while enhancing your roofline aesthetics.
Warranty: 300 months
Product Tags: Green Building, Green Evolution, Roofing, Solar Energy,
Unit of Sale: Each
Additional Product Certifications:
UL, ASTM, Class A Fire
Additional Information and Specifications:
The Apollo® II system is the pinnacle of roof-integrated energy production, using high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells to capture the most energy per square foot of any solar shingle. Apollo II also functions as your roof, generating clean power while protecting your home from water intrusion.
Features and Benefits:
The Apollo II system is a versatile solution for power and aesthetics when installed directly on a new or existing asphalt shingle roof.
An all-black Apollo solar roofing system tile with a low profile visually blends into your roof and provides a clean look which a standard rack-mounted system cannot match.
Apollo Tile II is designed to match the profile of flat concrete tiles, visually blending into your roof and providing a clean look which a standard rack-mounted system cannot match. An all-black solar laminate combined with a custom colored frame allows the solar tiles to blend with a variety of tile colors.
14 high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells provide a power rating of 60 watts per solar shingle.
No need to find rafters. Apollo II solar shingles are installed directly into the roof sheathing using standard deck screws.
No need for structural reinforcements or analysis. The Apollo solar roofing system tile weighs about as many pounds per square foot as a typical asphalt shingle.
Even though Apollo II shingles are lightweight, they are designed to be strong. The solar shingles have been tested and rated to withstand 250 pounds per square foot.
The Apollo II system achieves the highest wind rating available for roofing materials and can be installed in wind zones of up to 150 miles per hour.
Water channels and raised fastener locations provide added protection against water intrusion. With over 110 years in the roofing industry, you can be assured that CertainTeed knows how to keep water out of your home.
Apollo solar roofing system: frequently asked questions
What are Apollo solar roof tiles?
Apollo solar roofing tiles, also called building integrated photovoltaic or (BIPV) tiles, are solar panels with the shape and size of roofing tiles.
Manufactured by CertainTeed, these have all the features of your regular roof tiles, along with the features and technologies of solar panels.
You see, an Apollo solar roof system consists of monocrystalline solar photovoltaic cells, which provide it the same capability as a solar panel.
Nevertheless, unlike solar panels that need to be mounted on a frame, these solar roof tiles actually become your roofing. That’s because these solar panel roof tiles can either replace your existing roof tiles or be installed right over the existing shingles.
How do Apollo solar panel roof tiles perform?
Since both Apollo solar roofing system tiles and shingles incorporate the same technology as solar panels, you can expect a performance similar to conventional solar energy platforms.
To be precise, each of the solar roof tiles, on average, can produce 60-watt electricity per hour. Meaning you can cover your household energy needs even by partially covering your roof with these tiles.
Do Apollo solar tiles offer DIY installation?
Yes, they do.
Compared to traditional solar panels, installing an Apollo solar shingle roofing system is way simpler.
Solar panels are bulky systems that call for additional roof support systems before you install them. Also, you need to install racks and mounting gear, something that makes the installation process complicated.
As such, solar panels aren’t ideal for DIY installation unless you’re an expert and should be better left to professionals.
On the contrary, Apollo solar roof tiles are quite DIY-friendly in terms of roofing installation. So much so that you can install these tiles easily within days with the help of deck screws and by following an installation manual.
How much does an Apollo solar panel roof system cost?
Apollo solar roofing tiles are truly cost-efficient, especially when compared to similar solar-powered tiles on the market.
The national average cost of Apollo solar roofing system tile is between $6 and $8 per watt of energy. However, this cost can vary depending on factors such as location, distributor, installation labor, etc.
Notwithstanding the total Apollo solar roofing tile cost, you can rest assured to pay much lesser than other solar roofing solutions.
Does CertainTeed offer a warranty on Apollo solar tiles?
Yes, of course.
In fact, Apollo solar tile roof shingles feature one of the longest warranty covers among all solar energy solutions.
Each of the Apollo solar roofing tile units features a 25-year long warranty.
Are Apollo roof tiles as strong as traditional roofs?
Talking about roofing strength, Apollo solar power roof tiles offer you strength and sturdiness very similar to metal roofing shingles.
These tiles are very solid and rated for wind speeds going up to 150 miles per hour. That means they can stand strong storms and hurricanes.
Is there any return on investment that these roof tiles offer?
Here are some awesome returns that you can avail of by investing in an Apollo solar roofing system:
1. Solar payback period
Solar payback period means the time frame in which you can recover your total solar roofing investment by saving up on energy expenses. And in the sunshine state of Florida, that time period is 10 years.
2. Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
The most talked about return on solar transition is the federal investment tax credit scheme or ITC. This scheme offers a 30 percent tax credit on your total solar energy investment.
3. Florida net metering
This is yet another exciting scheme wherein you can sell the excess energy generated by your solar tiles back to the grid, thus turning your solar-powered roof into an income source.
You can also avail of numerous local solar incentives that include property and sales tax exemptions.