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The use of solar energy is slowly gaining traction in Bermuda partly as a result of high energy costs (due to the fact that traditional sources of fuel must be imported) and partly due to the abundance of readily available sunlight.  More commonly seen around the island however are the standard solar panels which, when mounted on one of the island's traditional white, slate roofs, prove to be less than aesthetically pleasing. 

Which is why these solar tiles caught our eye.  Made by SolTech System using a revolutionary and award-winning method of integrating solar energy into a building, the glass tiles allow the sun's rays to pass through onto an absorbent surface beneath.  The tiles have the advantage of not requiring bright sunlight to function which means energy is generated even on days which are partly cloudy or overcast. The only question we have is whether the tiles would be able to withstand a hurricane...

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