Contractors focus on transforming roofs into power sources

02/5/2009 | Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

Some roofing companies have started to help their commercial customers turn their roofs into sources of power. Thin film panels installed on a rooftop can convert the sun's rays into electricity, which can be sold back to a local grid. Craig Silvertooth, executive director of the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, said the extension of solar-power tax credits could help expand power-generating roofs throughout the U.S.

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