Solar cloth could stretch PV's applications

As company's continues to look to expand solar's potential, a British start-up has developed a technology which allows cells to be stretched across carparks and stadiums.

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A British start-up has developed a way for parking lots and structures with roofs that can't take much weight to harness the power of the sun.

The Cambridge, England-based Solar Cloth Company is beginning to run trials of its solar cloth, which uses lightweight photovoltaic fabric that can be stretched across parking lots or on buildings that can't hold heavy loads, such as sports stadiums with lightweight, retractable roofs. Perry Carroll, Solar Cloth Company's founder, told BusinessGreen that the company is working to close deals to install solar cloth on 27,000 parking lots.

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