Work advancing on simple, plug-and-play solar roof panel systems

Fraunhofer USA’s Center for Sustainable Energy Systems is working on greatly simplifying the installation process for rooftop photovoltaic panels.

August 19, 2013

Fraunhofer USA’s Center for Sustainable Energy Systems is working on greatly simplifying the installation process for rooftop photovoltaic panels. “How do we get it so that even a Homer Simpson-type character can put it on the roof, without drilling holes? One thing we propose to do is make modules lighter and perhaps dip below the need for roof inspections and permitting,” says a Fraunhofer representative.

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