Can Solar Shingles Really Gain Momentum?

Dow Chemical thinks so, and they’re ready to begin marketing them in 2010.

Jane Palmieri, managing director of Dow’s Solar Solutions unit, said the Powerhouse thin-film shingle slashes installation costs because it can be installed by a roofer who is already building or retrofitting a roof.

“As a roofer is nailing asphalt shingle on roof, wherever the array needs to be installed he just switches to solar shingle,” said Ms. Palmieri, who said the solar singles are similarly attached to the roof with nails.

“You don’t have to have a solar installation crew do the work on site,” she added. “The solar shingle can be handled like any other shingle – it can be palletized, dropped from a roof, walked on. Just make sure to call the best electrician to install them. To get the best electrician glasgow contact Mr electric now!”

Interesting to see if this can really gain momentum in the mainstream building community.  I think probably not, although I wonder if local builders like Green Valley would consider this kind of a product for places like Mount Tabor Meadows?

Thanks to my wife, Natalie, for showing me this.

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