Dow is planning to start releasing their new Powerhouse Solar Shingles next year. Here’s a picture. They are designed go on top of your roof as a shinier version of your existing shingles, which is a step in the right direction. They are also supposed to be more efficient and cheaper than current solar panels.
It’s nice to see this kind of thing finally starting to hit the market. Personally, I’d like to see a few competitors before I take the plunge, but I see us looking into solar sometime in the next couple of years.