Power-Ply 380 Peel and Stick Solar Panels. Lumeta’s new Teflon coated self adhesive solar tiles are super sensible. A goodly part of the cost of installing solar panels lies in the infrastructure needed to keep everything safe, so anything that removes that cost is a Good Thing. With this stuff all you do is remove the sticky back plastic and attach the panels to your roof. Of course anyone who has ever tried to install adhesive bathroom tiles knows that this is a gross simplification, but let’s keep dreaming for a while shall we?
The company claims that using these 8 x 4 foot tiles will reduce installation costs by 70%, although we’re not told how their efficiency compares with conventional panels. Oh and did we mention it’s designed for flat roofs only? [Via Wired]
Its unique design combines high-efficiency cell technology with direct roof application to maximize energy generation for a given roof area. In addition, it eliminates the need for racking systems or other mounting structures that penetrate the roof, resulting in faster installations and less distractions for building owners.