A combined solar energy panel and roof element, which provides an additional layer of weather proofing to a building, as well as providing an electric power source. The solar energy panel is comprised of a translucent polymeric pane, with electrically interconnected photovoltaic cells laminated onto the underside of the polymeric pane. A polymeric frame is attached to the underside of the pane contiguous to the edges of the pane. Anchor blocks are adhered to the roof and the panel is attached to the roof at the anchor blocks, where several anchor blocks support the frame attached to the panel and each anchor block may support the frames of more than one panel. A plurality of solar energy panels may be arranged in an array, whereby waterproofing means seals any spaces between the panels.
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