Archive for April, 2011

Catch A Wave! – The Latest Solar Thin Films

Flexible & artistic – not the same ole bah-humbug solar panels.  More affordability, though less wattage.  Integrates better, aesthetically pleasing.  It’s about time solar is giving us what we need – better pricing, aesthetics, flexibility!


This article asks great questions to consider if this is for you –

12 Questions When Considering Thin Film

  1. Do I want to offset only a portion of my electricity load?
  2. Is my roof unable to withstand additional weight?
  3. Am I uncomfortable with adding more roof penetrations?
  4. Is my roof a visible or aesthetic element?
  5. Am I in a location with high wind or many cloudy days?
  6. Is the appearance of traditional PV panels incompatible with my building design?
  7. Do I have a large surface area available for solar power?
  8. Is vandalism a concern for my property?
  9. Am I looking to make an architectural statement with solar?
  10. Is my tolerance for risk and innovation high?
  11. Is the warranty of my roof approaching its end?
  12. Am I doing any envelope retrofit projects soon?

If you answered yes to any of the questions, then thin-film solar may be right for you!

Glenn Forman 808.639.9221


Solar keeps getting more incredible, as Pythagoras Solar brings out their new PV glass.

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It can be easily incorporated into conventional construction.  They’re going primarily after the commercial arena, however, what a great addition it will be to residential.  The best part is that the transparent glass combines high-density solar power generations with the benefits of a standard insulating glass unit, plus prevents most direct solar radiation from entering. Check it out at