When one thinks of solar panels, we imagine huge, black panels that stick out like a sore thumb.
SRS Energy has come up with an ingenious invention to combat this issue. The Solé Power Tiles™ are dark blue, and the contours match the undulations of typical clay roof tiles. The Solé Power Tile™ brings the luxurious style and classic durability of clay roofing into the modern era of sustainable energy.
In partnering with tile makers US Tile, the Solé Power Tile is guaranteed to fit perfectly in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Flexible solar technology by United Solar Ovonic is embedded within each tile, allowing them to function independently of each other.
Whilst only available on the West Coast of the United States at the moment, a nationwide roll-out is planned for early 2010.
An interesting side note, the director of engineering at SRS Energy is J.D. Albert, the developer of the electronic ink technology used in Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader.
Go green by going blue!