New, recently unveiled advances in solar technology include roof tiles and window panes or window coverings that generate electricity almost invisibly, appearing to be standard fittings, Kara Moses reports.

TESLA, the US car manufacturer turned solar tech company, has launched an electricity-generating roof with solar PV panels discreetly embedded into the tiles, which come in a variety of styles from French slate to Tuscan clay. From the ground it looks like a normal roof, but TESLA claims that as well as generating electricity for the home, it could also cost less and last longer than a ...


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