These ceramic pantiles double up as solar panels

Solar pantiles
(Image credit: Dyaqua)

A renewable energy company has created solar roof tiles that are indistinguishable from the distinctive red pantiles seen on the rooftops of historic buildings.

Dyaqua, based in northern Italy, says the technology can solve the issue of improving the energy efficiency of listed and protected buildings without altering their distinctive look.

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