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Comment by James White on December 7, 2015 at 10:05am
A university in the UK built a zero energy home that is cost effective with a conventional home. The key was the glass-on-glass solar modules that were not just on the roof, they WERE the roof.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33544831
The installation cost of the solar roof is zero because you avoid having to pay for installing a conventional roof. Plus the attic heat can be used for space heating in the winter.
Comment by Steven Lefler on December 5, 2015 at 9:28pm

Eric Kjelshus,

Yes they had thought replacement roofs fit their business model years ago. A roofer would install it North. I doubt their crews carry a compass or understand the SUN, latitudes or seasonal orientations. 2016 DOW coming out Version 2.0 @ 40 WATTS per shingle. I build them in my modular homes at the factory and have success. There is no inspection like panels because its function is a roof who happens to produce electricity.

Comment by Steven Lefler on December 5, 2015 at 9:20pm

Comment by Steven Lefler on December 5, 2015 at 9:20pm

Comment by Eric Kjelshus on December 5, 2015 at 6:29pm

Dow started this roof  4-5 yr ago just did not take off.   building and zoning inspecter got in way and lack of training.  One I looked at faced north.    

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