16 Apr '18, 5pm

RGS Energy Engages Manufacturing Partners for Solar Shingle Launch

RGS Energy Engages Manufacturing Partners for Solar Shingle Launch

Dow had pulled the plug on the POWERHOUSE 2.0 shingles in 2016. The company stated many reasons for the decision at the time including Dow’s merger with Dupont and the cells being less efficient at generating electricity than standard solar modules. Then, in October of 2017, RGS signed an exclusive domestic and international license agreement with Dow for the 3.0 version of the system. When RGS signed the licensing agreement, the company stated, “This enhanced POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 system comes at an opportune time...Some localities are mandating solar for new build homes. Customers also increasingly want their solar installations to be an aesthetic and technical improvement integrated with a home renovation, rather than a hefty module that is bolted onto their rooftop. POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 solar shingles fills this need.” The redesigned 3.0 system also uses traditional silicon solar...

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