What's happened in the last month is many companies are jumping on board the solar powered roof sheeting originally thought of by DyeSol and now Tata joint venture (Tata bought out Corus) and they have been involved in this development for many years.
Now we have the new boys (not rollformers or the usual players) - as described below.
1. ONEROOF ENERGY
"The first is OneRoof Energy in the USA: and they have a lease plus replacement and quote as below
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-20111895-54/need-a-new-roof-solar-powers-included/#ixzz1ZEVHoM6L
|Looks like it was just cleaned - not impregnated with solar cells?|
|New Solar Roofing Factory in Cairns|
|Doesn't look real water proof or like steel to me?|
The roofing industry are the experts in rolling steel sheeting for all buildings, plus the expertise they have accumulated over the years seems to dissappear when the NEW GREEN Roof is mentioned.
The item that is a worry is from the following quote:
"Mr Leipnik said it was expensive, with a 300sqm roof costing $30,000, although subsidies were available and the annual power bill fell by 97 per cent from $1200 to $36"
Who can afford this? Will the future of rollformers be in solar? Or promising roof tops that can supply energy to the householder and cut bills by 97%? Grants from the Government are rolling in currently and if you miss out?
Sounds like a PINK BATT promise maybe?
With grants to this company - plus Peter Beattie on $1,000 a day - Australia is same in the governments hands. Now the AUD has dropped - we blame other things?
What is happening in this industry?