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From Panels to Tiles: How Solar Roofing Technology Evolved

Homeowners are fast embracing solar technology, thanks to its many benefits. Today, it's common to see solar panels lining the roofs of residential houses across Texas. Many houses with solar panels already installed are vastly on the market. Granted, solar technology has come a long way. However, it isn't a 21st-century innovation.

The birth of solar technology

In 1839, the French scientist, Edmond Becquerel, discovered the photovoltaic effect, bringing to awareness of humankind the possibility of generating electricity from the sun.

In 1954, scientists at Bell Labs developed the first PV cell to convert solar energy into electricity, which they used to run a 21-inch Ferris wheel. While it only had a 6% efficiency, it was a huge step that gave rise to first-generation solar technology.

From large panels to smaller, fancier solar tiles

Since their invention in 1954, significant research has gone into developing commercially viable panels with high efficiency and better design.

Today, you don't have to install massive solar panels on your roofs to enjoy the benefits of solar technology. Instead, you can opt for solar shingles or tiles, which are installed to seamlessly integrate with or replace your existing roof, giving a natural, beautiful finish.

Benefits of a solar roof from High Bar Roofing

Texas enjoys plenty of sunshine all year round, placing you in a pole position to massively reap the rewards of solar technology.


It's common to find solar panel owners with little to no idea about their solar energy system.

So when you choose High Bar Roofing, we'll first educate you on how the solar energy system works, explaining how solar panels harvest light energy and convert it to the electricity that powers your home. We'll also explain how and why the electricity can be fed to the grid.

Financial rewards

Worried about the cost of installing solar technology in your home? You don't need to. With a solar system, you can reduce your hefty electricity bills or eliminate them. So your solar panels will pay for themselves in the long run. Utility companies in Texas also pay solar system owners for the excess electricity their system generates. In addition, you can qualify for the 26% federal tax credit if you install it by December 31, 2022. After that, the tax incentive decreases to 22% in 2023 and ends in 2024. So there's no better time than now to join the league of homeowners already reaping solar technology rewards.

The Cost to You?

Once we determine the amount of solar panels needed for your home, we will provide you with the cost breakdown. At High Bar Roofing, we finance the homeowners entire solar system, so there are no upfront expenses and zero money down. It's as simple as a handshake. We also have a 0% option available to you as well.

We handle everything

Once we shake hands on the deal, we'll begin the installation. You don't have to lift a finger. We'll communicate with the homeowners' association (HOA), obtain the necessary permits, purchase the installation materials, and install your solar system. A typical time frame to start a solar panel job is 30-40 days for installation while we work through all of items listed above.

25-year warranty

Our solar panels come with a 25-year manufacturer guarantee. And long after the 25-year warranty expires, our solar panels are shown to operate with an efficiency of 92%. You can't get anything better in the industry.

Looking to Schedule a Solar Consultation?

Here at High Bar Roofing & Construction, LLC we provide Residential and Commercial Solar services. We provide our clients with the highest quality workmanship and customer service in the industry. Contact us today at 817-925-6737 or request a solar inspection here.

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