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6.29.2009

SOLAR TERACOTTA TILES

Is there an architectural style more romantic than a hacienda with rooftop of Spanish barrel tiles? The terracotta, rounded tiles, the curve of the Mediterranean Revival style could never accomodate square, flat solar panels.


Align CenterUntil a company called SRS Energy designed the Solé Power Tile, incorporating a flexible photovoltaic laminate produced by Uni-Solar into roof tiles made by US Tile, photo by SRS Energy
makers of clay tiles. About 20%
of the home roof would be covered with the blue tile that is flexible enough to conform to the barrel shape.

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