29 May '11, 5pm

The benefits of #solar shingles:

The benefits of #solar shingles:

Powerhouse Shingle: Aided by $20 million in funding from the US Department of Energy and justifying their $1.5 billion annual investment in R&D, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris unveiled their Powerhouse Shingle in late 2009 and it is widely available to homeowners this year. They have received a lot of publicity since Dow's shingle uses a much more low-cost and sturdy material called Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) instead of the usual silicon. These shingles are meant to replace traditional roof tiles so they integrate seamlessly with the home. This means regular roofing companies can install them with an electrician connecting them to the home once installed, so homeowners don’t have to hire a separate solar installation company, which can often be very expensive. Dow’s extensive history with plastics allowed them to create an incredibly strong plastic cover to replace th...

Full article: http://www.theenvironmentalblog.org/2011/02/benefits-sola...

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