Fashionable Solar Panels: Harness the sun and look fabulous 

From the New York Times: The main way for homes to harness solar power today is through bulky panels added to the rooftop or mounted on the ground. But companies are now offering alternatives to these fixed installations, in the less conspicuous form of shingles, tiles and other building materials that have photovoltaic cells sealed within them. Companies are creating solar tiles and shingles in colors and shapes that fit in, for example, with the terra cotta tile roofing popular in the Southwest, or with the gray shingles of coastal saltbox cottages. Read more

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