2012-08-02 / News

HIGH-TECH ROOF



A worker (top photo) installs solar shingles Tuesday at a new home on Clinton Avenue under construction by local builder M.F. Smith & Associates. Mike Smith (below) holds one of the solar shingles. The shingles replace regular asphalt shingles and are manufactured by CertainTeed. Each shingle generates 52 watts. Seventy-seven shingles will be installed on the south side of the roof and should generate a total of 4 kilowatts, Smith said. 
PHOTOS BY JEFF MCDONOUGH A worker (top photo) installs solar shingles Tuesday at a new home on Clinton Avenue under construction by local builder M.F. Smith & Associates. Mike Smith (below) holds one of the solar shingles. The shingles replace regular asphalt shingles and are manufactured by CertainTeed. Each shingle generates 52 watts. Seventy-seven shingles will be installed on the south side of the roof and should generate a total of 4 kilowatts, Smith said. PHOTOS BY JEFF MCDONOUGH

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