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aug 14, 2009

solar roof tiles

the american company srs energy has taken the idea of solar panels design for rooftop to a whole new level rather than using flat panels installed over traditional roofing materials, the company has developed solar panel roofing tiles that integrate right into the roof. the unique design allows the tiles to blend right into the roof, making themselves almost invisible. the tiles are made from a lightweight recyclable plastic that are molded together with a flexible solar cell. while the flexible panel design gathers less energy, it actually reacts to a broader spectrum of light. the tiles are also linked together so that they can operate even if one stops working. http://www.srsenergy.com

  • Fantastic idea. You make this much easier to understand than the manufacturer’s web site does. I’m going to research it more (for pricing info) and [url=http://makesolarsimple.com]blog[/url] about it.

    Andy says:
  • new roof should last 25 years, most solar panels last 6 years. so i will need a new roof after just 6 years. genius..!

    carl says:
  • Solar panels last 20+ years on average, where did you get the idea they only last for 6? That’s completely wrong.

    sean says:
  • Old fashioned solar panels looked like an appendix over the house. This probably spooked away some potential customers but the solar tiles blend with the traditional conception of architecture. So, the tiles could be of the taste of a larger market and that’s a good thing.

    Gil says:
  • nice concept. specially for warm areas like South East Asia and Africa

    Vikas frm India says:
  • This is rather old news. There were many patents issued on this matter over the last twenty years: see Espacenet. A major German tile manufacturer offered similar products commercially but stopped recently producing them. This is no rocket science breakthrough … on the contrary: Installing flat PV-panels yields much more electricity.

    patenterrr says:
  • great if v can get them in the market!
    articles and debates have been going on for some time on this product.
    solar roof tiles r best suited for tropical climtes , but nothing of this sort is available. such tiles can popularise
    the practice of using solar power thr’ parts of buildings.
    also v can make solar cladding tiles.

    lpk-india says:
  • Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Opera. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. CheersRoofing of Fort Worth, 8100 Wallace Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135 – (817) 330-8100

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