Kenyan firm beat Tesla to solar roofing tiles

Roof Tile

By Annie Njanja

For those who want solar power without looking like they have it, they have options.
Homeowners using solar energy have had to settle for panels which are mounted on rooftops. But new technology has brought into the Kenyan market, solar-power tiles, which allow a roof to maintain its design appeal.

Strauss Energy, a Kenyan company, is betting on the solar tiles to increase the uptake of green energy and lower installation cost.

Tony Nyagah, Strauss Energy chief executive officer, said the solar tiles are integrated right into the roof, allowing developers and home owners to construct houses without worrying about the need to create allowances for the installation of panels.

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