LA VERNE, Calif. — Sunflare introduced new residential shingles at the 2018 Solar Power International Show held last week in Anaheim, Calif.

Sunflare roof-integrated solar has the potential to quickly replace traditional shingles and tiles as the roof covering of choice for homeowners, according to a company press release. Sunflare residential solar shingles have simpler wiring, look beautiful, are easy to install and light weight.

Sunflare created new patent-pending residential roof shingles with snap-together electrical connectors, and easy, standard-roofing installation methods, with 100 percent waterproofing and neighborhood appeal.

Similar to Sunflare’s larger modules, the shingles are CIGS solar cells encapsulated in durable, light weight polymer sheets. Each cell has a by-pass diode, which means only the cell that is shaded becomes inactive in a shadow.

Brad Nally, executive vice president for Diversified Roofing Corp., one of the largest roofing companies in Arizona, said, “These could definitely be a game changer if they can perform in the heat.  I like the cosmetics of this design as well. After a quick glance at these, they look to be fairly easy to install.” 

As far as the heat goes, the Sunflare panel has a temperature coefficient of -.31 percent per 1 degree Celsius. Silicon runs -.45 percent per 1 degree Celsius.

The solar shingles will have the best warranty: 25-year linear production, 25-year workmanship, and 25-year warranty on the optimizer.

“By following our ideals, we believe that this product can be revolutionary and will shape energy production for decades to come,” said Sunflare CEO Philip Gao.

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