April 17, 2018 Updated 4/17/2018
RGS Activity The Dow Powerhouse solar bank combines roof shingles with solar activity generation.
An bang molder and adhesive supplier in the Midwest are partnering with a Denver-based activity close and a Chinese aggregation to accomplish the abutting adaptation of the Dow Powerhouse solar roof shingle.
Real Goods Solar Inc., which does business as RGS Energy, says Powerhouse combines roof shingles and solar activity bearing into one artefact that lies inconspicuously alike with roofs.
According to the company, the RGS Powerhouse 3.0 Bank will abode to new home builders and abode unmet needs of some 85 percent of U.S. homeowners with city roofs that will eventually charge replacing.
RGS said Kendallville, Ind.-based Creative Liquid Coatings Inc. will cast and accumulate all the artificial apparatus with solar components, wire harnesses and added genitalia bare to bear a accomplished artefact to customers. The business was a supplier for antecedent Powerhouse shingles.
RGS Activity Creative Liquid Coatings Inc. of Kendallville, Ind., will cast and accumulate the artificial components.
Clarkston, Mich.-based Accepted Polymers Thermoplastic Materials LLC will accommodate the polypropylene for the abject assembly, which RGS says is accepted to advance the backbone and courage while convalescent accomplishment ability and abbreviation the all-embracing raw actual cost.
Shezhen, China-based Risen Activity Co. Ltd. will accumulation all the solar apparatus and wire accouter connectors for the Powerhouse 3.0 which, clashing its predecessors, will use acceptable bottle silicon beef instead of chestnut indium gallium selenide (CIGS) cells. RGS said the bottle silicon beef amount beneath and are added efficient.
RGS said it can action a bigger amount hypothesis than its competitors, alike afterwards afresh imposed assessment on alien solar cells, and if it achieves a 1 percent allotment of the re-roof and new home body markets, Powerhouse sales could hit the $1 billion sales mark.
Stephen Geist, accepted administrator of Creative Liquid Coatings, said the solar shingles should abode to the broader market.
“Powerhouse is an avant-garde technology that we apprehend will comedy a analytical role in the change of the U.S. residential beam marketplace,” Geist said in an April 16 account release.
Michael Kirtley, admiral and COO of Accepted Polymers, expects to be a able approach supplier.
“Building-integrated photovoltaics is an beginning bazaar in the U.S.,” Kirtly said in the release.
Powerhouse is a cast of Dow Chemical Co., and acclimated beneath license. RGS acquired the rights to abide the Powerhouse cast from DowDupont Inc. for $3 actor additional annual royalties on net sales.
Midland, Mich.-based Dow had abruptly apoplectic Powerhouse sales in 2016.
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