Solar Pannel Roof Shingles – Eco Snippets

Solar Pannel Roof Shingles


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“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 they can be installed without any specialized knowledge.

In fact, they only take about 10 hours to install on average compared to the 22-30 hours for traditional panels. Since a basic roofer could handle the job in a short amount of time, installation costs should be more manageable.

Plus, Dow claims that their Powerhouse will be 30% to 40% cheaper than other solar shingle designs…”

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I want this!!! Too bad I would have to move since I am surrounded by woods.

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Neat, but Minnesota winters would destroy them in a second.

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You seen theseDavid Cogburn ?

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send some up to me ….my roof is just about ready for them

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I know this is off topic, but I always promote authors I like. The book is ‘The Association’ by Bentley Little. It’s about a home owners association from hell. It will keep you looking over your shoulder.

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I know this is off topic, but I always promote authors I like. The book is ‘The Association’ by Bentley Little. It’s about a home owners association from hell. It will keep you looking over your shoulder.

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Why would you have an HOA that would tell you you couldn’t have solar panels?

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Awesome idea

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I like this advance but would like to know more about the conversion efficiency of that form of photovoltaic cell and the predicted lifetime due to potential higher operating temperature. Also, reliability due to hudreds to thousands of connections, might be problematic.

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I don’t know if Dow could do anything good enough to erase the bad it is responsible for.

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A bit of research led to the following links.

PowerHouse Solar Shingle Is Clever. But Is It A Good Idea?
http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/powerhouse-solar-shingle-is-clever-but-is-it-a-good-idea.html

Dow pulls plug on its Powerhouse solar shingles
http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/dow-pulls-plug-its-powerhouse-solar-shingles.html

POWERHOUSE™ Shingles No Longer Available
http://client.dow.com/dowpowerhouse

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Finally! Much better than the ugly solar panels.

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Good thing HOA have no say when it comes to renewable energy

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    Was just getting ready to tag you in the comments so you could see this but I see you already did lol

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