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?
Use of solar panels to heat the driveway so there's no ice/snow in the winter - question: where are the solar panels? Would prefer a system that doesn't require additional panels, say, on roof but rather an intrinsic part of the driveway - front garden very sunny!