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U.S. Launches No Cost Solar Program for Middle-Class Homeowners

The cost of the installation to the middle class family: nothing. The homeowner gets solar panels on their roof and a new reduced electric rate. Alternative Energy…

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Solar panels on pergola - what a good idea! Seems like it would blend in much better than a few random solar panels on a roof

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Sun Roof: Solar Panel Shingles Come Down in Price, Gain in Popularity

Cool! Sun Roof: Solar Panel Shingles Come Down in Price, Gain in Popularity ~~ Photovoltaic roof shingles, which are tax-subsidized and easier to install than bolt-on panels, have become a viable option for homeowners looking to lower their electric bills

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Thin film solar panels are very light; they stick to the metal roof. Peel and stick solar panels are designed to be used on a new or an existing roof or building where weights and wind lift may be a concern. If weight on the roof or wind lift was a concern when you considered the solid solar panels then the thin film solar panels may be the right option for you, and they work for commercial as well as residential buildings. Thin film solar panels use fewer materials than crystalline solar…

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Solar Shingles

One of the biggest reasons for solar's renewed popularity has to do with aesthetics. In the 1970s, going solar meant mounting panels the size of ping-pong tables in cumbersome racks on your roof. But in the past five years, the industry has become more architecturally savvy, offering up solar-powered shingles that blend almost seamlessly with traditional roofing materials. | Tiny Homes

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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?

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