A GLOBE Foundation award for “Environmental Excellence in Emerging Technology” was given to DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle on the eve of the longest-running tradeshow and conference, GLOBE 2010. This was announced by the Dow Chemical Company. Industry groups and companies that have managed to balance sustainable development and business strategies are presented these GLOBE Awards every year.
The Dow Chemical Company is exhibiting its range of new innovations, operational best practices, smart solutions, expertise and partnerships in the GLOBE 2010 conference and tradeshow. The company’s innovative solutions for today and tomorrow include materials and technologies that are focused to address some of the urgent challenges faced by the world, ranging from climate change and energy to infrastructure, housing, water, health, and food.
DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle was launched in 2009 and the product performs similar to a standard asphalt shingle while generating solar power for homes. Solar Solutions technology from DOW utilizes a cost-effective and Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS), a durable PV material. This product has the same weight and other properties of an asphalt shingle with same installation practices. Each shingle has an integrated electrical circuitry and wireless plug-style connectors are used for connecting all the shingles.