A Panel for Every Roof: Solar Domination Continues

Bloomberg recently reported that six out of the 10 largest homebuilders are incorporating solar panels in new construction. It's cheaper to do it as the home is being built, and homebuyers can roll the cost into their new mortgages. Should investors care? In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy explains what investors need to know about the partnership between homebuilders and solar manufacturers, and how this story indicates important change in other sectors as well.

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  • Report this Comment On September 29, 2013, at 10:23 AM, Dadw5boys wrote:

    I want to cover my whole house with solar panels. No more painting and let the solar panels be the roof. I could put a 30mil or 40mil thick sheet across the roof like they do in Sweden and other countries. Those heavy duty pond liners have other uses.

    Even the exterior wall could be a generator. I am looking to pay the house off fast not spend myself into debt to rebuild the house every 15 years to 20 years.

  • Report this Comment On September 29, 2013, at 11:08 AM, DickHamilton wrote:

    so could the windows - there are transparent dye-based systems where a double-glazed / dual pane window has a dye which converts light to current between the panes and the two glass panes are transparent half-silvered electrodes.

  • Report this Comment On September 29, 2013, at 3:43 PM, vet212 wrote:

    And just what will you do for power when the sun goes down and your solar array is no longer producing electricity? and don't say batteries as there is not one of those things that does not require heavy polluting metals

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