Thin-film solar power companies want to integrate solar cells with buildings, but they still have a way to go.
Building-integrated photovoltaics gets a boost with power-producing terracotta roof tiles.
Building-integrated photovoltaics won't make your inner architecture critic wince, but you may have to make a trade-off on efficiency.
Chinese PV maker unveils semitranslucent photovoltaics that look like mirrors, windows, and skylights.
Are consumers and businesses ready for small turbines or 'building-integrated' wind generators? Companies such as AeroVironment are hoping so.
OneRoof Energy offers solar cells integrated into roofing materials and a lease that avoids the upfront cost of installing panels.
Dyesol solar panels incorporated into steel girders through research partnership.
Solar cells made with plastic are cheaper to manufacture, but the technology is still seeking out niche applications, such as gadget-charging bags and solar windows.
Solar company Konarka has signed a deal with window maker Arch to put its transparent solar cells between planes of glass for power-generating windows.
Berlin-based Sulfurcell steps into the global fight for solar panels with CIGS thin-film solar technology designed for building rooftops and facades.