Solar roof tiles

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As part of the Sustainability Institute’s ongoing endeavour to find feasible, sustainable solutions we are currently trialling solar roof tiles.  After initial tests on a free standing structure, we have now installed these tiles on part of the Guest House roof at Lynedoch Eco Village, where we are running tests to determine the effectiveness of these tiles as an alternative/complementary and renewable source of energy.

Despite the rainy weather over the last week, we managed to – from a reasonably small number of tiles – generate an average of almost 5kWh per day. Keep an eye the website for more updates over the following weeks.

The progress of the energy generated can be seen here.

(Photo: pm)

(Photo: Riaan Meyer)