Solar roof tiles explained: The costs, installation and benefits

solar roof tiles on grey roof of house
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Solar roof tiles are a cutting-edge renewable energy technology which offers the eco credentials of solar panels with an elegant and subtle aesthetic design. 

This solution might be ideal for those who are interested in generating their own energy, but don't love to look of large solar panels affixed to the roof. Solar roof tiles are also more accepted in conservation areas where a certain style must be maintained. 

Robin Whitlock
Freelance journalist

Robin is a freelance journalist based in the South West of England, UK. He specialises in environmental issues, climate change and renewable energy, with other interests in transport and green motoring. He is a regular daily correspondent for a renewable energy website, writing news articles and interview pieces on all the main clean energy technologies. He has also written widely for numerous magazines on these topics, as well as writing white papers and web content.