Local solar company RegenEn Solar got some good press from Solar Today magazine, the official publication of the American Solar Energy Society, for their thin-film solar roof installation last November in Louisville. A 1930s-era house on the edge of a historic district in the Highlands installed a thin-film solar system on top of a standing seam metal roof to create a nearly invisible solar roof.
After tax credits, the new metal roof and PV system cost about $23,000, but could pay for itself in ten years thanks to energy savings and by selling power back to the utility. Electric bills for the 2,800 square foot house end up around $16 per month. The neighborhood has been supportive of the new roof and many don’t know at first glance that it’s a solar roof at all. Integrating the solar system into the metal roof ends up being great camouflage. Check out the full article at Solar Today.
I wonder if the newspaper that was used as insulation was still legible?
Don't know, Bill, but there could be some interesting info in there is it dates to the 1930s.