Sharp 62-Watt Solar Shingles
Discount Price: $391.55
Sharp 62 Watt Shingle Panel

Regular Price::$1,350.05
Discount Price:$434.00
(You save $916.05)

Product Description

  • High-power module (62W) using 155mm square
    poly-crystal silicon solar cells
  • These solar roof shingles are quick and easy to
    integrate into the roof in the same manner as
    common, flat concrete tiles
  • No additional framing materials or extra roof
    penetrations are required because the module
    brackets screw to the existing roof battens
  • Compatible with most roof tiles used in new
    residential construction, like Eagle and Monier
    each solar roof module replaces five concrete
  • Sharps advanced surface texturing process
    increases light absorption and efficiency while
    providing a more subdued, natural look
  • Non-reflective white tempered glass, EVA resin,
    weatherproof film and black double-anodized
    aluminum frame for extended outdoor use
  • Sharp modules are manufactured in ISO 9001
    certified facilities
  • 25-year limited warranty on power output
Sharp Solar Shingles

  • A green alternative for roofing your home or business.  We
    now carry SolarSave Roof-ing Shingles, and SolarSave
    Roof-ing Membrane.
  • Elegant, efficient, economical solar power systems
  • Open Energy’s SOLARSAVE® Roofing Tile is a unique
    product that maintains the natural look of your property while
    generating clean, safe, efficient electricity from the sun.
  • Tile is easy to install on residential, commercial or institutional
    sloped roofs.
  • Blends seamlessly into existing roofline
  • Increases the resale value of your property
  • Significantly reduces monthly energy bill
  • Provides quiet, reliable power generation
  • Tax credits and other incentives available
  • Payback investment in about 10 years
  • Reduces pollution and green house gas emissions
  • Provides safe, sustainable energy solutions
  • Edge profiles naturally shed water
  • Durable low voltage system safe to install and maintain
  • Modular, expandable system can be energy customized
  • Snow load capacity over 200 pounds per square foot
  • Wind load rating up to 125 m.p.h. with clips installed
  • Class A Fire Rated
  • CSA Certified to UL 1703, 600 VDC
  • 25-year warranty to produce 80% power output
  • Inverter high conversion ratio of AC to DC (93%)
  • Different colors: black, red/brown, blue/gray
Unisolar 124-Watt PV Module
Regular Price: $659.97
Discount Price: $412.60
Product Description

  • 124 Watt Solar Laminate (PVL-124)
  • Volume Pricing: $1.80 per watt
  • Virtually unbreakable due to no glass
  • Encapsulated in UV-stabilized polymers,
    includes EVA and the fluoropolymer ETFE
  • Easy peel & stick application with microbial
  • Bypass diodes are connected across each cell
  • Shadow & high heat tolerant
  • High temperature and low light performance
  • Quick-connect terminals
  • Rated Power (Wp):124W
  • Open Circuit Voltage (Voc):42V
  • Maximum Power Voltage (Vpm):30V
  • Short Circuit Current (Isc): 5.1A
  • Maximum Power Current (Ipm): 4.1A
Electrical Specifications

  • STC - Standard Test Conditions)
  • 1000 W/m2, AM 1.5, 25°C Cell        
    Temperature) NOCT - Nominal Operating Cell
  • 800 W/m2, AM 1.5, 1 m/sec. Wind)
  • Maximum Power (Pmax):  136 W        
  • Maximum Power (Pmax):105 W
  • Voltage at Pmax (Vmp):  33.0 V  Voltage at
    Pmax (Vmp):30.8 V
  • Current at Pmax (Imp):  4.13 A  Current at
    Pmax (Imp):3.42 A
  • Short Circuit Current (Isc):   5.1 A  Short Circuit
    Current (Isc): 4.1A
  • Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc):  46.2 V  Open-
    Circuit Voltage (Voc):42.2 V
  • Maximum Series Fuse Rating:  8 A  NOCT:46°C
  • Temperature Coefficients - (at AM 1.5, 1000
    W/m2 irradiance)
  • Temperature Coefficient (TC) of Isc:0.001 / °K
    (0.10% / °C)
  • Temperature Coefficient (TC) of Voc:-0.0038 / °
    K (-0.38% / °C)
  • Temperature Coefficient (TC) of Pmax:0.0021 /
    °K (-0.21% / °C)
  • Temperature Coefficient (TC) of Imp:-0.001 / °K
    (-0.10% / °C)
  • Temperature Coefficient (TC) of Vmp:-0.0031 /
    °K (-0.31% / °C) y = yreference • [1 + TC • (T -
Unisolar 144-Watt PV Module
Regular Price: $697.97
Discount Price: $488.97
Unisolar 136-Watt PV Module
Regular Price: $697.67
Discount Price: $419.97
After a long eclipse, solar energy is shining again.
Its comeback is being fueled by an enticing
combination of federal and state tax incentives, the
desire of fed-up homeowners to lower their utility
bills, and increasing concern over dwindling
natural resources (not to mention presidential
warnings to start 12-stepping our national
addiction to oil).

But one of the biggest reasons for solar's
renewed popularity has to do with aesthetics. In
the 1970s, going solar meant mounting panels the
size of ping-pong tables in cumbersome racks on
your roof. But in the past five years, the industry
has become more architecturally savvy, offering
up solar-powered shingles that blend almost
seamlessly with traditional roofing materials. These
systems—called "building-integrated
photovoltaics," or BIPVs—combine solar
cells with slate, metal, fiber-cement, even ­asphalt

Electricity is generated when the sun strikes a
semiconductor layer, typically crystalline silicon,
laminated to the shingle's surface. One shingle by
itself doesn't produce a whole lot of power—
between 50 and 200 watts, enough to run a
window fan—but harness hundreds of square
feet of them together, and you can generate
enough electricity to power a whole house. The
shingles get installed over new or existing roof
sheathing, then an electrician (or trained roofer)
has to wire the units together and tie them in to
your home's electrical system.

Going solar doesn't mean cutting ties to your local
supply grid. Most BIPV systems work in concert
with existing power lines, which kick back into
service after sundown and on rainy days, when
the shingles don't produce much juice. And
if you generate more power when the sun is
shining than you actually need (not uncommon in
places like California and Arizona), at least 39
states let you sell unused watts back to the local
utility for a credit, thus making your electric
meter do something really remarkable: spin

That's what Sheri Gage discovered when she and
her husband bought their Live Oak, California,
home earlier this year. They opted for an energy-
efficiency package, offered by the builder, that
included a 2-kilowatt BIPV system integrated into
the cement-tile roof (general guidelines call for 1
kilowatt, or 1,000 watts, per 1,000 square feet of
house area). The system cost $15,000, which they
rolled into their mortgage, adding about $100 to the
monthly bill.

Come tax time, they'll receive a generous federal
tax break thanks to the Energy ­Policy Act of 2005,
which gives homeowners a credit of 30 ­percent,
or up to $2,000, toward the cost of a system.
Gage has no worries about the new roof paying
for itself: Her last electrical bill was a paltry $3.85.
"I am now a firm believer in the power of the sun,"
she says.

Even before new federal and state tax incentives,
"the cost of generating solar electricity has fallen
95 percent since the 1970s," says Noah Kaye, of
the Washington, D.C.— based Solar Energy
Industries Association.

But that doesn't mean it's cheap: Factoring in
equipment and installation costs, the price of a
kilowatt-hour of solar energy (the amount required
to power ten 100-watt lightbulbs for an hour) is
about 25 cents, versus around 10 cents for a
kilowatt-hour of natural gas- or coal-generated
electricity from the grid.

The economics of whether or not to install a
system depend heavily on where you live. While
houses in sunnier states can collect more solar
power than those in northern climes, solar
payback is strongly affected by local electric rates.
"If you have a 2-kilowatt PV system in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, it produces 25
percent more electricity than the same system in
Boston," says Kaye. "But the savings are greater
in Boston, since electricity there costs so much
more." Still, if the high cost is what's keeping you
from going solar, you won't have long to wait
before increased demand and advances in PV
efficiency make these systems more affordable.

"As electric rates continue to rise, solar prices will
come down," Kaye predicts. "We think it's possible
to make solar cost-competitive with retail prices,
without subsidies, within the next decade."

Manufacturers are already working on products
that are even better-looking and simpler to install.
For example, Atlantis Energy Systems has figured
out how to sandwich PV cells inside
semitransparent glass panels, a technology that
could someday show up on the residential market
as super-powered skylights. Just a glimpse of
what's to come as the solar industry heats up
NREL solar radiation map

  • UNI-SOLAR® photovoltaic laminates (PVL) are
    flexible and lightweight laminates made
    exceptionally durable by encapsulation in UV
    stabilized polymers.  
  • The polymer encapsulation is partially
    constructed of durable ETFE, (example,
    Tefzel®) a high-light-transmissive polymer.
  • Power ratings from 68 W to 144 W
  • Lightweight & flexible
  • Easy peel & stick application with quick-
    connect terminals
  • Virtually unbreakable (no glass)
  • Shadow & high heat tolerant
  • UL 1703 listed to 500 VDC
  • IEC 61646 v1 certified
  • IEC 61646 v2 and 61730, TUV certification
  • Metal roof shade & parking structures
  • Commercial & residential metal roofing
  • Commercial membrane (TPO, EPDM)
  • Commercial modified bitumen roofing
Construction Characteristics

  • Dimensions (L x W x D):Length: 216 x 15.5 x
    0.2" (in) / 5486 x 394 x 4 mm
  • 0.6" (16 mm) including potted terminal housing
  • Weight:17.0 lbs / 7.7 kg
  • Output Cables:4 mm2 (12 AWG) cable with
    weatherproof DC rated
  • quick-connect terminals (e.g., Multi-Contact
    (MC®) Connectors); 22" (560 mm)  length
  • Cell Type:22 triple junction amorphous silicon
    solar cells 356 mm x 239 mm
  • (14" x 9.4") connected in series
  • Adhesive:Ethylene propylene copolymer
    adhesive-sealant with microbial inhibitor
  • Bypass Diodes:Connected across every solar
  • Encapsulation:Durable ETFE high light-
    transmissive polymer
  • Notes:
  • During the first 8-10 weeks of operation,
    electrical output exceeds specified ratings.
    Power output may be higher by 15%, operating
    voltage may be higher by 11% and operating
    current may be higher by 4%.
  • Electrical specifications are based on
    measurements performed at standard test
    conditions of 1000 W/m2 irradiance. Air Mass
    1.5, and cell temperature of 25°C after
  • Actual performance may vary up to 10% from
    rated power due to low temperature operation,
    spectral and other related effects. Maximum
    system open-circuit voltage not to exceed 600
    VDC per UL.