Higher Performance. Lower Energy Costs.
There has never been a better time to use your roof to reduce your energy expenses, given the potential for federal tax credits and state rebates.
An Eagle Solar Roof will save you money every month:
- Significantly reduces monthly energy bill
- Get credit from your local utility for power your home produces
- 30% Federal tax credit is available
- Adds significant resale value to the home
- Protect yourself from utility cost increases
- Rest assured in your low maintenance, state-of-the-art system
How Solar Works
- The sun´s light produces energy that is collected by solar panels.
- The energy collected is channeled to the inverter.
- The inverter changes the DC electricity to AC electricity for household use.
- AC electricity not used by the house is fed into the grid.
- Monitor system performance over the internet.
Each month, a two kilowatt solar roof can significantly and positively impact the environment in the following ways:
- Prevent 300 lbs. of coal from being mined Prevent 600 lbs. of CO2 from entering the atmosphere
- Prevent 210 gallons of water from being consumed
- Prevents NO and SO2 from being released into the environment
- Help you preserve precious resources for your grand children
- Allow you to feel good about being environmentally responsible
Source: Solar Energy International Organization
Increased Appraisal Value
"A solar electric system increases home value by $20,000 for each $1,000 in annual reduced operating costs, according to the Appraisal Institute. ... That is to say, if a solar system can reduce the electric bill by $1,000 per year, the home is worth about $20,000 more in increased appraisable value.
A solar electric system compares very favorably with other home improvements in percentage of cost recovered. Often, a solar system can recover much more than 100% of its cost and this percentage actually increases over time as electric rates rise."
Andrew J. Black, Why Is A Solar Electric Home Worth More?
What Size Solar System Do I Need?
See a California residential solar system sizing example
- You can create any size system; depending on your solar goals and what you want the system to do.
- The more panels you have the more solar power you will produce.
You can choose to produce enough solar power to:
- Reduce your energy bill by 25% or 50%
- Keep your energy use through the utility below the highest priced rate tiers
- Stop using energy from the utility grid; which means you net out to zero electricity supplied by the
When your solar system produces more energy than your home uses, the excess is sent into the power grid. Your utility will credit you for the excess energy that your solar system produces. The inverter changes the electricity from DC into AC. At night, when your solar system is not producing energy, you will draw electricity from the grid. Your credited electricity will be used before you are charged for using electricity from the grid.
Rebates & Incentives
Federal, state and utility rebates and incentives are available for almost all areas.
Federal Rebates & Incentives
For both new construction and existing homes, a 30 percent federal tax credit is available for residential solar systems. Visit www.irs.gov for more information.
State Rebates & Incentives
State rebates and incentives vary greatly and can change frequently. To find the most up to date information about solar rebates and incentive in your area, please visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
Utility Company Rebates & Incentives
Many utility companies offer rebates and incentives for solar system used in residential applications. It is best to check with your local utility company to determine what is available to you.
Find out how much money solar can save you with these calculators
Find Solar - Solar Calculator
Calculate a rough estimate of the size and cost of a solar system in your area.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory - PV Watts On Grid Solar
Determine how much energy you can save annually by installing photovoltaics.
California Energy Commission - Clean Power Estimator™
Determine system cost, energy production, payback timeline and more.
Calculate a rough estimate of the size and cost of a solar system in your area. Determine how much energy you can save annually by installing photovoltaics. Determine system cost, energy production, payback timeline and more.
Higher Performance. Lower Energy Costs.
Are you ready to have your roof do more than just beautify the structure it protects? Now you can create a superior roof by incorporating Eagle’s Cool Roofing products and accessories. These can be used together or separately to increase the performance, longevity and efficiency of your new roof.
Energy Saving Roof
The Eagle Energy Saving Roof is an installation method utilizing Eagle’s concrete roof tile and several Eagle accessory products to install the roof in an energy efficient manner. With the Eagle Energy Saving Roof installation, an air current is created drawing air in at the eave level and out at the ridge. This ventilation of the roof deck helps to reduce heat transfer into your attic and thus into your home. The result means less work for the air conditioner, less expenditure of energy and lower electrical bills for the end user.
Studies Show the Energy Saving Roof Helps Prevent Heat Transfer
According to Dr. Miller of Oak Ridge National Laboratories, a 1995 study by Beal and Chandra showed:
- A 48% reduction in heat transfer into the attic with tile roofs installed using ASV (above sheathing ventilation like the Energy Saving Roof) when compared to a direct nailed asphalt shingle roof.
- A 39% reduction of heat transfer into the attic in comparing concrete tile and asphalt shingles when both products were installed in a direct deck application.
This means that an Eagle Energy Saving Roof can reduce heat transfer into the attic by almost 50%. The result is a significant reduction in the amount of energy required to cool a home and that results in lower electricity bills for the homeowner.
Eagle offers Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) approved Cool Roof Tile products.
- Products approved by Energy Star and the CRRC provide superior benefits to homeowners.
Cool Roof Tile reflects sunlight and heat away from your home, resulting in:
- 10-30% energy savings on air conditioning
- Possible roof tile rebates through your utility company. Please consult your local utility to determine which products and applications qualify for a rebate.
- Less air pollution reduces smog producing and global warming chemicals
- The reduction of heat islands around cities and populous areas
See the Energy Star web site
See the CRRC web site
Eagle’s roof tiles may help you in qualifying for Green Building Programs and utility company rebates.
Click on the links below for more information.
For more information:
Please download checklists detailing which Eagle products and processes may contribute to which green certification program requirements.
Please download letters verifying the recycled content and the regional raw materials origin of our concrete tile and providing information on our Cool Roof Tile, Eagle Solar Roof and Energy Saving Roof.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)
A program of the U.S. Green Building Council, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System™ provides a committee developed set of guidelines for the creation of buildings and residences that are kind to the environment and beneficial to their inhabitants. From reducing heat islands to improving indoor air quality, LEED approved projects strive to implement a comprehensive set of sustainable green building practices.
A third party rating system based on the Green Building Guidelines, GreenPoint Rated is a program of Build it Green, a nonprofit organization devoted to developing green building practices. From water efficient landscaping to durable roofing products to on-site electricity generation, guiding the design of energy and resource efficient homes in the state of California is the goal of the GreenPoint Rated program.
NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines
The Model Green Home Building Guidelines as established by the National Association of Homebuilders were created to provide a nationally recognized guide to building homes that protect the environment while seeing to the comfort of the inhabitants. The NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines cover everything from lot design and development to the use of indigenous and recylced building materials.
Committed to Environmental Responsibility
Committed to Environmental Responsibility Eagle Roofing Products takes its commitment to environmental responsibility seriously. That´s why Eagle leads all other concrete tile manufacturers in its recycling and re-use activities. Eagle makes a concerted effort to reduce haul-off from all of its plants while purchasing the most energy efficient and environmentally safe equipment it can find.
Pre-Consumer Recycled Content
The pre-consumer recycled content of Eagle´s standard weight tile is 2-1/2%. This percentage is comprised of reject tiles that are reintroduced into the manufacturing process Eagle´s facilities in Rialto, California, Stockton, California, Phoenix, Arizona and Sumterville, Florida. Eagle´s Phoenix, Arizona plant also utilizes recycled fly ash as part of the total 2-1/2% recycled content of standard weight tile produced at that plant location.
The pre-consumer recycled content of Eagle´s lightweight tile is 65%. This percentage is comprised of expanded shale that has been re-claimed from other industrial operations. Eagle produces lightweight tile at its plants in Rialto, California and Stockton, California.
Recycling and Re-Use Activities
Eagle also employs the following practices at its manufacturing plants:
- Trash that cannot be recycled is compacted to reduce landfill volume.
- Wood tile pallets are repaired and re-used whenever possible.
- Synthetic oils are used on machinery when possible due to their longer life-span.
- Engine oil and filters from plant equipment are recycled.
- All Eagle tile sealers are water based.
- All wet-mix materials are re-introduced into the manufacturing process, including water and oxides.
- The tile mold release oil purchased is recycled from restaurant fryers. The oil is vegetable based.
- A low-NOx process is employed in our tile curing chambers.
- Industrial wash-down water is recycled and re-used.
- Energy efficient air compressors reduce energy use by 25% in our Stockton plant.
- Energy efficient fluorescent lights reduce electrical demand by 68% in our Stockton and Rialto plants.
- Modifications to the tile production line in Stockton resulted in 16% reduction in energy use.