Volume 87 Issue 41 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 12, 2009

Dow Unveils Solar Shingle

Department: Business
Keywords: photovoltaics, building materials, solar
Dow Chemical’s solar shingles can be installed along with regular shingles.
Credit: Dow
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Dow Chemical’s solar shingles can be installed along with regular shingles.
Credit: Dow

Dow Chemical displayed its line of Power­house solar shingles at an event in Midland, Mich., last week. The shingles integrate low-cost copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) photovoltaic cells into roofing material, according to the company. In 2007, Dow received $20 million in funding from the Department of Energy to develop building-integrated solar arrays. The shingles will be commercially available by mid-2010.

 
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