The Promise of Thin-Film Solar

Are you ready to bring solar power into your home? Ongoing development of thin-film solar technology heralds the arrival of a long dreamed of future where everyone can generate their own power cleanly with the sun's energy.



Thin film solar
Thin-film solar panels, hot off the assembly line.
PHOTO: SOLAR INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES
Thin-film installation
Thin-film PV can be used on the roofs of commercial buildings. 
SOLAR INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES
Thin-film roof
As thin film gets less expensive, nearly any roof could be a solar roof. 
STEVE HECKEROTH
Solar shingles
Solar panels don’t have to be conspicuous. The panels on this house are energy-efficient and fit neatly into the roof.
ROB & LINDA COLLINS
Parking lot
Lightweight thin-film solar panels can be used to cover entire roofs, or parking areas as in the photo above. 
NREL/DOE/UNITED SOLAR SYSTEMS CORP.
Solar tent
Because thin-film solar panels are flexible, they can be used for many different kinds of applications. Some can even be mounted on fabric, as they are on this tent. 
GLOBAL SOLAR
NREL Lab
An NREL laboratory where organic solar cells are being studied. 
NREL/DOE/MIKE LINENBERGER











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