Will Solar Panels Make My Home Look Ugly? by sadmin

Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010



Aren’t solar panels ugly?

Whenever anyone expresses concern about how solar panels will look on the roof of their home, I almost always point to SunPower, a California-based manufacturer of solar panels. Not only do they make the most efficient panel on the market today, they also make what I believe to be some of the best-looking solar panels out there.

As you can see in the pictures below, SunPower’s panels are dark — almost black — and have a fairly low profile. You’ll pay a bit more for SunPower panels — both because they have such a high a solar efficiency and because they are high quality — but, depending on your priorities and sensibilities, they can be well worth the solar cost premium.

Here’s what SunPower solar panels look like in their element:

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Not bad, right? There are of course other manufacturers out there — and many of them make aesthetically pleasing solar panels. I just figured I’d share these SunPower images to prove to some doubters (like my mother) that a well-designed solar home energy system can, in fact, be easy on the eyes.


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