The Ultimate Solar Shingles Quiz
by Staff
Solar shingles use sunshine to create energy and power buildings, while covering the roof. These dual-purpose shingles might be just the thing to help you save money on energy costs for your home. Take this quiz to find out if solar shingles are for you.

What do solar shingles look like from a distance?

  • ordinary roof shingles
  • green colored shingles
  • reflective shingles

How many purposes do solar shingles serve?

  • one
  • two
  • four

Solar shingles operate the same as what other energy saving innovation?

  • solar panels
  • halogen lighting
  • hybrid cars

In theory, how much of a building's electrical need may be supplied by solar shingles?

  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 100 percent

What country uses the most photovoltaic devices?

  • America
  • Israel
  • Germany

What happens if there is too much sun and your solar shingles produce too much energy?

  • burn out your system
  • send excess to the electric grid
  • unused energy is lost

In what type of weather condition will solar shingles work?

  • sunny conditions
  • overcast conditions
  • most any weather conditions

Who is qualified to install solar shingles?

  • qualified professional
  • do-it-yourself
  • both answers

What financial incentives are available for the purchase of solar systems?

  • federal government
  • state and local
  • both answers

What types of buildings may use solar shingles?

  • commercial
  • residential
  • both answers