Dow Chemical has unveiled its line of Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in the form of solar shingles that can be integrated into rooftops with standard asphalt shingle materials. The solar shingle systems are expected to be available in limited quantities by mid-2010 and projected to be more widely available in 2011, putting the power of solar electricity generation directly and conveniently in the hands of homeowners.

DSS expects an enthusiastic response from roofing contractors since no specialized skills or knowledge of solar array installations are required.