Flexible solar panels would fit like shingles on roofs

06/4/2009 | Insciences

Innovative flexible solar panels that are less expensive to install could eventually replace panels made of glass and silicon. The flexible panels, which could last 25 years, will be made of a thin film that is used to protect televisions from moisture. Scientists at the Department of Energy who are creating the panels say the flexible panels would resemble shingles and be easier to install and integrate into architecture than traditional rigid panels.

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