Doctor, I’ve come down with a case of Solar Shingles…

12 Aug

What ointment do I use for that?

Greetings Campers,

Many of you who read the blog know that I’m big on Photovoltaic power and other power generation systems that make you less reliant on “things outside your yard.”

DOW has come up with a Solar Shingle process that will allow common construction types to install your Photovoltaic power system, right along with your roofing.

It can actually be applied right over asphalt shingles.

While this isn’t an “endorsement”, it does indicate where the market is heading.

All the same rules apply;

It’s still going to be an upfront – out of pocket cost.

It’s still going to take a considerable amount of time to reach your “payback” anniversary.

For most of us, it’s still going to require you to bundle your power system costs with your mortgage if at all possible.

DOW says: “A rooftop installation of Solar Shingles is much more affordable than most people realize. Everyone in the U.S. is eligible for a 30% Federal tax credit and then there are lots of different state and local incentives. In some states, the incentives make it very attractive for the system to not only pay for itself in the first portion of its life, but to generate cash for the homeowner while lowering the home’s overall energy costs. The specific savings and cost for a homeowner depends not only on where they live, but on many other factors like the size and orientation of their home.”

Sound too good to be true?

Check it out HERE.