Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Thin Film Solar Shingles offer Solution to Global Warming

Abstract:
A growing global awareness to pollution has home owners interested in reducing green house gas submission by replacing their current roofing with solar shingles.

Thin Film Solar Shingles offer Solution to Global Warming

Florida | Posted on March 7th, 2010

Solar Panels, or Photovoltaic Systems, are solar cells that capture light energy from the sun and convert it directly into electricity. Attaching photovoltaic cells to roofing materials has become simpler with the innovation of thin film PV roofing systems used to replace flat roofing materials or shingles in roofing systems.

The onset of the Zero-Net Energy Commercial Building Initiative is part of an effort to reduce the strain of commercial buildings on energy resources. Solar shingles and Building-integrated photovoltaics are increasingly being incorporated in new construction. Home owners have also become more interested with solar energy as prices have dropped and styles have become more adaptable. New thin film PV roofing systems bypass the attachment of photovoltaics to the roof by doubling as roofing materials. Coupled with keen building construction and green design solar shingles offer a way to utilize the space of your roof to produce free energy.

New research is creating more attractive and affordable ways to produce cells with high-efficiency. Flexible solar cell roof shingles offer residential home owners the opportunity to install PV systems that bend and curve to blend with roof tiles. Manufacturing techniques are currently in development that use a special ink to print semiconductors. With a low manufacturing cost thin film CIGs, solar shingles, aim to overtake their silicone predecessor by offering efficiency, low cost, and longevity.

The burning of fossil fuels and petroleum have largely contributed to a rising level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Early in the 20th century scientist discovered and, less than one year ago, the EPA formally declared CO2 as a dangerous pollutant because it absorbs and emits thermal infrared radiation causing the Earth's overall temperature to be higher. The world's energy demand is growing by 2.3% every year. New taxes hope to reduce our use of fossil fuels by making renewable energy more competitive.

Studies suggest that we are currently at a point where the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction has been reached, contributing to the belief that prices for oil will continue to rise as to will our need for a widely available renewable energy resource. Scientific research has also shown that our Sun potentially delivers 400 trillion trillion watts, of solar energy, in 1 second. Tapping into this renewable energy resource, recently released thin film photovoltaic systems can offset a homes energy bill cost from 40%-80%. The potential for a zero net energy home offers a solution to accompany the new regulations on vehicles. Currently solar energy amounts for less than 0.9% of energy with fossil fuels totaling 86%. DOW has projected the solar shingle sales will generate $11 billion of revenue in 2020.

####

About Roof Replacement Repairs
Our roofing company is interested in helping consumers get matched with local contractors with experience and knowledge of the customers specific roofing system. We feel it is important to help home owners and business owners find a local contractor that can provide the best repair, replacement and construction because of previous jobs using the roofing material.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Roof Replacement Repairs
Ben Kaylor
300 Martin Luther King
33617
813-362-0236

Copyright © I-Newswire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

French Institutes IRT Nanoelec and CMP Team up to Offer World’s First Service for Post-process 3D Technologies on Multi-Project-Wafer March 5th, 2015

The George Washington University Opens Science and Engineering Hall, Largest Building of Its Kind in D.C.: Building Represents Significant Investment in Research Programs and Facilities; Commitment to Solve Global Problems, Improve Lives of Millions March 5th, 2015

Anousheh Ansari Wins the National Space Society's Space Pioneer Award for "Service to the Space Community" March 5th, 2015

Enhanced Graphene Components for Next Generation Racing Yacht March 5th, 2015

Thin films

CiQUS researchers obtain high-quality perovskites over large areas by a chemical method March 4th, 2015

Researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlight February 25th, 2015

Detecting defects at the nanoscale will profit solar panel production: Researcher Mohamed Elrawemi develops new technologies for defects in thin films, vital in products as printed electronics and solar panels February 24th, 2015

Extreme-temperature electronics: Futuristic material molybdenum disulfide may find new application for thin-film transistors in extremely high-temperature electronics and sensors February 11th, 2015

Products

Toronto-based Environmental Technology Pioneer Green Earth Nano Science Expands in EU February 6th, 2015

DELSEY by Philippe Starck DELSEY Launches New Collection by Philippe Starck February 4th, 2015

NEI introduces NANOMYTE® SuperAi, a Durable Anti-ice Coating December 4th, 2014

Biosenta Inc. Updates New Household Disinfectant Testing Results; It Kills 100% of a Broad Range of Deadly Molds, Fungi, Bacteria, and Viruses, Including Ebola and Enterovirus D68 November 20th, 2014

Announcements

The George Washington University Opens Science and Engineering Hall, Largest Building of Its Kind in D.C.: Building Represents Significant Investment in Research Programs and Facilities; Commitment to Solve Global Problems, Improve Lives of Millions March 5th, 2015

Anousheh Ansari Wins the National Space Society's Space Pioneer Award for "Service to the Space Community" March 5th, 2015

Enhanced Graphene Components for Next Generation Racing Yacht March 5th, 2015

Get ready for NanoDays! March 5th, 2015

Energy

CiQUS researchers obtain high-quality perovskites over large areas by a chemical method March 4th, 2015

UC research partnership explores how to best harness solar power March 2nd, 2015

Learning by eye: Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells February 25th, 2015

Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells X-ray study points the way to higher energy yields February 25th, 2015

Solar/Photovoltaic

UC research partnership explores how to best harness solar power March 2nd, 2015

New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently: Dual-type nanowire arrays can be used in applications such as LEDs and solar cells February 25th, 2015

Learning by eye: Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells February 25th, 2015

Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells X-ray study points the way to higher energy yields February 25th, 2015

Construction

Nanoparticles Increase Durability of Concrete Decorations in Cold Areas January 26th, 2015

Transparent artificial nacre: A brick wall at the nanoscale January 22nd, 2015

Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete: Rice University researchers model particulate systems to determine their qualities January 14th, 2015

Iranian Researchers Prolong Life of Steel Armatures in Concrete Structures January 9th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE