SolTech Energy: Nothing says "afterthought" like a rectangle of solar panels slapped onto the roof of a house with no visual relationship with the rest of the structure. Swedish company SolTech Energy brings solar in a different direction with their roofing tiles, made from ordinary glass in the shape of (gasp) ordinary roofing tiles. Why has no one thought of this sooner?
Sun Roof: Solar Panel Shingles Come Down in Price, Gain in Popularity
"Residential solar has two main obstacles - expense and aesthetics. Even if I could afford it, my HOA probably wouldn't allow it. All of this could change thanks to Dow Solar Solutions and their Powerhouse shingles. As you can see, the panels look like standard asphalt shingles - and th
Discreet Solar Power For Your Roof Here is an inconvenient truth that advocates of alternative energy sources are reluctant to admit – solar panels are an eyesore. Especially in a residential setting, they detract from the aesthetic of any house, no matter how much the owner tries to convince you otherwise. Think about the streets in your neighborhood, and ask yourself how many of them actually have visible solar panels, and you will quickly realize that they are not very popular. However…