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New Stick-on Solar Panels Make Installations a Snap
Posted By Cameron Scott On August 31, 2010 @ 1:00 pm In Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 2 Comments
Today Global Solar  unveiled a new type of flexible solar module  that builders can stick directly on the roof, rather than constructing racks to hold heavy glass-covered cells. The modules won’t cost less than traditional arrays, at least initially, but they make it easier to include solar power  at the time of construction and, without the racks, can cover a greater portion of the roof and provide more power.
The 19 foot-long modules employ cells made of copper, indium, selenium, and gallium . They’re a great fit for flat commercial roofs and perform relatively well in areas that don’t get direct sunlight. Up until now Global Solar has only sold cells to solar panel manufacturers. These flexible modules are the company’s first foray into building-integrated solar technology.
+ Global Solar 
Via CNET 
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 Global Solar: http://www.globalsolar.com/
 solar module: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/
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 gallium: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/07/20/breakthrough-in-solar-cell-science-points-to-increased-efficiency/
 CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-20015164-54.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GreenTech
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