With increasing concern about the environment, growth in renewable energy production has been a priority for many governments and organizations around the world. As of the end of 2016, solar power production in the United States had almost doubled from the previous year. Solar is one of the most promising renewable energy technologies available. This is due to the fact that the technology and, therefore, efficiency of solar panels has been continually improving while costs have been coming down.

Solar power can take the form of large power plants that power a city or town, or they can be on the roof of buildings or houses. This form of power generation used to only be put on the roof of very environmentally conscious people who also had quite a bit of money since the technology has not been affordable for most of its existence. With lowering costs, it has spread throughout the country fairly quickly. That said, one thing that may concern some homeowners who are thinking of installing solar panels is what they do to the home’s appearance.

While it may sound superficial to put the look of a home above the environment, this is a concern for some people. You may not want your home’s delicate architectural features capped off with what may be seen as “ugly” solar panels. Such homeowners may be happy to know about newer solar panels that take appearance into consideration.

There is a company known as Emirates Insolaire, and they produce solar panels in a wide array of custom coloring, so you can have your green home even if you don’t want it to look like a green home. The coloring can reduce the efficiency of the panels, but it only does so by a small amount. Otherwise, these are modern panels that blend seamlessly with the construction of a home or building, and they are affordable and meet modern energy standards. Breakthroughs such as this are enabling people who love both architecture unencumbered with solar panels and living in an environmentally friendly manner to “have their cake and eat it too.”