SolarShingle is a roof shingle with function of converting the sunshine to electrical power. It consists of a substrate and an opto-function layer. The substrate is made from galvanized steel. And, the opto-function layer on the surface of substrate to convert sun light into electricity, which is the difference between a SolarShingle and a traditional shingle.
Like a traditional shingle on roofs, SolarShingles work with flashings and associate parts covered on a roof to protect the underneath water membrane and dry wood.