Doug Rennick: your site is frozen,how can we get to it??
Dan Ortloff: "Temp has no bearing on performance. Only sunshine" I hope you have learned
more about solar PV in the time since you made that comment. Because it
only takes a basic understanding of photovoltaics to know that heat
absolutely has an effect on production. Have you gotten this product UL
woo2fly21 .: wow
Jim Jam: i live in ny. What are the downfalls when this metal shingle gets below
freezing in the winter??
gosolar11: vero beach FL. There is a website in the information part of the you tube
page with all my contact info and more about the shingle
gosolar11: Temp has no bearing on performance. Only sunshine
gosolar11: This is no different than any other solar powered shingle. One has to make
sure that all the connections are tested before the next row is installed.
(same as any other)
gosolar11: It is better to tear off and go to the plywood
gosolar11: The object of this style roof is not to just install solar on a roof. That
can be acomplished with many different solar panels. The pupose of this
roof is to have a totally integrated roof where the solar is
indistinguishable from the area that is regular shingles. The base shingle
is a 30 yr shingle with the same film attached that you speak of. As far as
connections, any conection that fails is a problem no matter how many. The
twistlock connections with dyelectric grease do not come apart.
Golden Lion: How many amps will an average roof produce?
gosolar11: This is a prototype, and still a work in progress. I have approached many
solar companies with no buyers yet. The age would depend on which companies
film I would use. The shingle itself will last 25 yrs.
bbman: does this actually produce electricity or is it just for heating?
bmed19: cool. but since they wired in series wut happens when one of the wires dont
connect ne more. then u got an entire row of non functioning shingles. cool
gosolar11: @burrant61 firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Lion: 900 square feet of roof
gosolar11: I don't see any of those issues as being a problem. We have existing
technologies already for each one of them. My invention takes existing
technologies and tries to put them to a better more cosmetic use.
Bogdan Drepin: can you please share the cost analysis, at least projected costs and break
even points. Looks like a fantastic system/idea !!!
goofboot: How does the roof stand up to walking on as sometimes happens.
Daniel Arguelles: Thin film and traditional silicon PV are now offered in different colors so
color matching is not really a big deal anymore. Besides why would you make
your whole roof dark? That would make your roof less energy efficient and
lower the PV performance because of a higher surface temperature.
jamonic1: where are you located? Get in touch with me if you can
gosolar11: It is not yet available. I will update you when it is
gosolar11: @davepamn I do not have a film supplier for this product yet. I am still in
the development stages. This varies from each PV film. When I have more
answers I will contact you.
ArtisanTony: There is a difference. I have been involved in the construction industry
for 30 years and most solar shingle products pass wires through to the
attic so that connections are accessible. Your product will never meet NEC
code requirements for accessible connections. If you had a bad connection
there would be no way to find it. You have to engineer these issues into
your product. I have been involved with code issues and product testing, I
normally charge for this type of consulting :)
TheRealXesc: Awesome product, awesome concept - I mailed you - let know how this
progresses, please! :)
rif42: What about problem with cooling of backside of the solar PV cells? Do they
still work well if roof becomes 50-60 degree Celsius?
meatcannon: Bird crap?
nrgbigbucksezy: Great idea hope it takes of for you
gosolar11: The solar slates and dow product are the reason my invention is better.
While they say their shingle and solar shingle match the don't, these are a
PERFECT match solar and dummy.
gosolar11: my shingle in the video produces electricity. The system the comment was on
is to heat water only
idstealth: I think this is a very good idea, but you should not let the solar shingles
shadow each other, if they do, they will not generate much power. All
panels should be FULLY exposed to sunlight to work properly, any areas
actually covered will actually suck power from your power storage unit or
not generate any power at all for that particular shingle.
DANIEL ARGUELLES: @gosolar11 Unisolar, Atlantis Energy Systems and Dow Solar Solutions all
have a version of a Solar Shingle. After almost 40,000 hits, if you dont
have a Thin film provider......doesnt seem like you will ever get one!
Sometimes you have to help the thin film manufacturer and design yourself
around their product.
Charons Obol: best idea i have seen...
gosolar11: this is still a prototype, when it is prodution I'm sure this will be tested
Daniel Arguelles: So for $800 to $1000 per square, What you are offering is really a color
matching solution? Really I believe the first hurdle that should be
overcome is the great expense to the homeowner to include PV. I dont really
think the consensus would care about aesthetics much if they had an energy
solution that would roll their FPL meter backwards.
ArtisanTony: I am not sure I would trust that many connections. What if one connection
is defective? How do you find it and repair it?
gosolar11: @davepamn This all depends on the size of the roof, and how many powered
shingles are installed.
Daniel Arguelles: The demand is for an affordable solar roof integrated product that looks
good and performs well. As any proud inventor, I would caution you to think
your solution is the "best and perfect match". We have a roof solution that
is just as good and already is in production with Florida and Miami Dade
gosolar11: Look at the website in the information box for that. I was limited in time
on the video
gosolar11: There are many new smaller solar tile that work in the same way (Sole,
Sunslates, Eagle green) to name a few. These all connect under the shingles
without penetrating the roof deck. The difference between my idea and these
are, the wind rating from the metal shingle, and the idea that the dummy
shingles match EXACTLY, not just have the same profile, not just can be
integrated, but exactly so one can not tell one from the other after
gosolar11: It is wired in paralel
Daniel Arguelles: gosolar11, High temp does bear down on performance of any solar module or
thin film. Solar Slates by Atlantis Energy are kind of the same idea and
have been out for a while on a composite shingle. Dow Solar Solutions
ripped off the same idea to make a solar shingle with thermal plastic
embedded with Global Thin Film. Are you going to sue Dow for Patent
Violation? You better hire a good attorney.
pgdevil: GET THESE TO THE PUBLIC IMMEDIATElY!!!
n8rsk8r1: I wish you could give more facts as to what/how much energy is produced :)
Golden Lion: @davepamn I am not a thin film supplier. I am researching solar power.
gosolar11: Personally I wouldn't care if there was an elaphant on my roof if it was
cheap and saved me money on my electric bill. However, by the attempts of
others to match(and the failure to do so) there is a demand for this, and
this is the best and only perfect match. $800 to $1000 a square is also on
of the cheapest solutions
Yahcahnah Kali Muu': I need a roof and no electric bills,or a low bill. HOw can I get this
Quang Kelly: how much does this cost?
gosolar11: I am still not making these, but looking for a manufacturer of film to
partner with. I'm sure these issues will be addressed in testing