Seen from the street, FusionSolar is physically unobtrusive, but color variations are still noticeable. The company says an installation can pay for itself in 10 years or less.
EnerGens Uni-Solar thin-film laminates are woven into traditional asphalt shingles. The aesthetic improvement, says manufacturer CertainTeed, should overcome the biggest objection to solar installations.
Dow's integrated solar roofing products, in addition to other manufacturer's releases, promise lower costs because the conventional roof and energy-generating shingles are installed simultaneously by roofing contractors.
The Eagle Solar Roof with SolarBlend is a system that maintains a similar design aesthetic as a tile roof.