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.
Real Goods Solar Inc., which does business as RGS Energy, says Powerhouse combines roof shingles and solar energy generation into one product that lies inconspicuously flush with roofs.
According to the company, the RGS Powerhouse 3.0 Shingle will appeal to new home builders and address unmet needs of some 85 percent of U.S. homeowners with asphalt roofs that will eventually need replacing.
RGS said Kendallville, Ind.-based Creative Liquid Coatings Inc. will mold and assemble all the plastic components with solar components, wire harnesses and other parts needed to deliver a finished product to customers. The business was a supplier for previous Powerhouse shingles.