There are a lot of people out there who like the idea of generating their own solar power on their rooftops but just can’t get past the aesthetics. The panels simply call too much attention to themselves and break up the flow of the architecture. But recent technological innovations are about to make that a non-issue.
Electric car company Tesla is introducing a new line of solar roofing products using two types of glass tile, solar tile and non-solar tile, both of which appear the same from street level, and blend together unnoticeably.
Italian startup company, Dyaqua is producing photovoltaic roof tiles that are indistinguishable from wood, stone, and terra cotta.
And Sistine Solar embeds into their solar panels a proprietary SolarSkin that reflects back an image, allowing the panels to be customized to visually match virtually any roofing material (or image) you can imagine.
To read more click, ‘The aesthetic solar trend’
Covey Cowan, Mill Valley, California