I can’t remember exactly who I was talking to years ago (was it you, Mike D?) about turning roofs into full solar panels? This seems like the most practical model yet as you can blanket the whole roof and capture every angle. Perfect option if you have a Spanish/Mediterranean style home! The Sole Power Tile is the first curved photovoltaic roofing product and can be used as a full solar panel roof or woven into sections of traditional terra-cotta titles. The cost is about $50/sq ft installed… if you are interested in finding out more about this solar roofing system check out the SRS Energy website. Just don’t forget to add a TED 5000 to monitor your power savings!
[Originally seen in Popular Science Magazine]