California man's solar shingles offer alternative to panels

12/21/2009 | Union (Grass Valley, Calif.), The

Forget solar panels -- how about an entire roof made of solar shingles? That's the vision for self-sustainability that Sun Energy Engineering Co. of Grass Valley, Calif., is touting. While the shingles are based on the same photovoltaic technology that panels use, the shingles are more durable, according to Sun Energy Engineering owner Ron Gangemi, and they double as an actual roof.

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