in the real estate section on Earth Friendly homes. A sub story at the bottom of the page reads, "Roof tiles shine light on latest in solar technology". The story tells about an earth freindly family in San jose that grow their own organic food, drive an Electric Car etc. But what really stands out is their roof. "Neighbors who pass by comment on the intensely shiny, dark blue color of the tiles reflecting both sun and sky" said Herman Freidman. Owner of the home. It goes on to say that their new custom home sports the latestin energy saving innovations. Photovoltaic roof tiles. Apparently the house is the first of its kind to be built with this type of roof in California. OUR ECD tiles. WOW getting closer to full reality all the time. No wonder management announced a stock buyback.
Fire hazard for Calfornia Homes with non flamable roof shingles that also reduce power consumption on the regular grids saving energy/natural resourse and reducing pollution. The house fires in California always seem to be started by sparks hiting shingle roofs in high wind.
I wonder if we can get the usual California 'environmental mandate' out of this one. They would be killing two birds with one stone, and some of them million dollar homes ain't exactly Phoenix birds. Might even get fire insurance companies behind it. My moto, moto, moto . . . Think Big.