PHOTO: Solyndra Goes Greenhouse

Thin film solar firm Solyndra might have had its share of problems throughout 2010, but here’s a seriously cool application for its tube-shaped solar panels: greenhouses. The company just released this picture of a greenhouse roof covered with Solyndra panels that can let light in, also provide some shading for plants, and provide solar energy for the greenhouse.

In Solyndra’s S-1 filing (before it canceled its IPO), the company mentioned other interesting applications like bundling its solar panels with “a new reflective ‘cool’ roof,” that can offer “building energy efficiency and solar electricity production,” and which could be eligible for a 30 percent U.S. federal investment tax credit.

To learn more about Solyndra check out our posts This Is A Make Or Break Year for Solyndra, and Next-Gen Thin Film Solar Players: Where Are They Now?

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