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5th February 2005 - 06:05 PM
You would figure this has to be the solution in finding the most effective and efficient way to trap solar energy. Modified panels with a thinner design would also be more commercially viable for replacing traditional roofing materials, such as the ever present leaky shingle we have all grown to hate.
5th February 2005 - 07:38 PM
There are already available solar panels that can replace regular roofing.
5th February 2005 - 07:41 PM
what is shingle?
5th February 2005 - 08:47 PM
Oh yeah zman, but these will be MUCH thinner as far as installing these commercialy or residentually on roofs or around the exterior of the building/home.
5th February 2005 - 08:49 PM
Professor Andy, I know it's the weekend, but...
You know, the roofing material that laborers hammer on top the house.
7th February 2005 - 05:57 PM
Are they not slates?
7th February 2005 - 06:07 PM
Uni-Solar in the USA offers solar shingles.
Blue Island Bill
14th February 2005 - 04:43 PM
It's really to bad in America that under the present administration, there are no tax breaks or refunds to the residential home that has Solar Power. I went on a tour of Solar Powered homes in Chicago and only the commercial aspect of solar recieves a tax break and a refund of unused energy from Com Ed...It certainly looks like the citizens of the U.S. are going to have to take matters in their own hands. Did you ever ask yourself why aren't their any contractors in America that offer solar panels on a newly built house?
19th February 2005 - 02:33 AM
Photovoltaics made of plastic may wear out quickly from solar radiation doing damage to the plastics or oxidizing dyes in dye charge transfer solar cells. If they are repleced rapidly this may lead to increased roofing accidents that result from roofers falling off during their jobs. I have invented a method of quickly and easily replacing worn out phovoltaic tiles. I havent done a patent search so I dotn know if it has been invented already.
17th March 2005 - 07:52 PM
Well yes thezman, but these have a tighter bondage than current panels in usage.
17th March 2005 - 07:56 PM
Blue Island Bill, when estimators throw these solar panels into the overrall bidding process, they lose out on the bid due to competing contractors which prefer the cheaper, non-solar avenues. Tax breaks and a REAL push toward solar energy would be nice.
17th March 2005 - 07:58 PM
Protologics, go for the patent. There isn't anything out there that would compete with your replacable methodology I've seen.
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