A Bright Future

August 1– More homeowners are creating a solar flair by installing sunlight-capturing panels or shingles on their homes. …more



Powerhouse breaks $60 million, passes UL fire tests

July 23– RGS Energy, manufacturer of the Powerhouse 3.0 solar shingle system, has passed UL tests for Class A Fire. Additionally, since June 28, 2018, Powerhouse has received an additional $24 million in ‘written reservations. …more



Powerhouse solar shingle seeks 17.1% panel efficiency

July 5– In an pre-UL Certification specification page of the Powerhouse 3.0 Solar Shingle, RGS Energy notes a 55W, 15.6% efficiency shingle and a 60W, 17.1% efficiency shingle. …more



Solar shingle production expands to second molder

June 28– RGS Energy has seen such strong demand for the Powerhouse solar shingle that it has inked a deal with a second injection molding partner to meet demand for the shingle system, which combines solar power collecting with a roof shingle …more


Supply chain partners ready for Powerhouse shingles to shine

May 9– A new day is dawning for the Powerhouse brand of in-roof solar shingles shelved in 2016 by the former Dow Chemical Co. for a plan to license the commercialization rights, which went to RGS Energy in October. …more


Production set for next generation of solar shingles

April 17– An injection molder and resin supplier in the Midwest are partnering with a Denver-based energy firm and a Chinese company to manufacture the next version of the Dow Powerhouse solar roof shingle. …more


Solar news: A new solar factory in Florida, solar shingles for RGS Energy

April 6– In this week’s Solar News Roundup, JinkoSolar invests in a new Florida factory for NextEra Energy, and RGS Energy announces a move towards Dow solar shingle installations. …more


Earth Talk: Is Tesla’s solar roof a good deal?

March 20– Dear EarthTalk: I need to get my roof replaced as a result of storm damage (thanks global warming!). Is Tesla’s solar roof a good deal and do other companies offer similar products-with the photovoltaic cells …more