Award Winning Design : Glass Roof Tiles That Capture Solar Energy To Heat Our Home During Winter
SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles made out of ordinary transparent glass. The attractive house-warming tiles also give roofs a beautiful and icy appearance.
The tiles are made from ordinary glass and have about the same weight as those made of clay. The tiles are installed on top of a black nylon canvas, under which air slots are mounted. The black color absorbs heat from the sun and the air starts to circulate. The hot air is then used to heat up water, which is connected to the house's heating system via an accumulator.
The beauty of the system is that it cuts energy costs throughout the year, during dark winter days as well as night time, due to its capacity to store heat in the isolating layers of air under the canvas.
The SolTech Energy System generates about 350 KWh heat per square meter, depending on climate, angle of roof and cardinal direction. For additional technical data visit SolTech Energy's webpage.