Simple and low-cost way to integrate solar modules into the roof of a new home. Solar modules ARE the roof, not just ON the roof.

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Comment by James White on May 2, 2013 at 8:41am

A solar roof could be much stronger and far more durable than a conventional plywood and shingle roof.

Comment by James White on April 12, 2013 at 11:01am

Tom, take a look at this 6,900 pound truck parked on top of a Silicon Energy module if you want to see how strong they are.  There are also photos of this module after having been shot with a 45 and 22 caliber gun.  Their construction is very similar to bullet-proof glass, and they are WAY stronger than conventional solar modules, which are also subject to damage from projectiles.

By the way, I do not have any financial ties with Silicon Energy.

Comment by Tom DelConte on April 12, 2013 at 7:48am

Eureka! Is it also impervious to thrown projectiles?

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