Tesla and RGS set for solar roof tile market share battle in US

More in News, Manufacturing, Modules, Power Plants, Projects, Markets & Finance, Companies, Financial & Legal, Americas Tesla is aiming for the luxury residential market and RGS the mainstream conventional shingled home market. Image: Tesla Dual function residential roof tiles or shingles that incorporate solar PV (photovoltaic) cells into an integrated PV system for new build and retrofit homes have already received the ‘hype’ from Tesla’s Elon Musk but a new kid on the blog is set to go head to head with Tesla for this niche US market both from a manufacturing and installation perspective.   The hype surrounding Tesla’s solar roof system seems to be very much US-centric, not least because the product may take many years to travel across the Atlantic and gain a foothold in Europe, or Tesla may simply not bother as solar roof tile technology from a number of European companies has been around many years in Europe and remains a cool but niche product.  PV Tech recently highlighted that Tesla’s solar roof tile product offering was still undergoing design iterations ahead of a volume manufacturing ramp at its Gigafactory 2 facility in Buffalo, New York state. Having had fa...

IMC Announces Featured Products for 2019 Fall TrendWatch

HIGH POINT, N.C. – (September 26, 2019) – International Market Centers (IMC) announced today its exclusive TrendWatch program will feature 100+ products from 60 IMC exhibitors at Fall 2019 High Point Market, running Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2019. Fall Market’s three directional trends are ANIMALIER, DRENCHING and FOCUS. “IMC’s signature TrendWatch program is a key source of trend information for furniture and home décor buyers and suppliers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “TrendWatch highlights the diversity of product at High Point Market and provides attendees with insight on trends that can influence sales and consumer preferences.” TrendWatch is curated by 23-year magazine editor and home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Animals have been subject matter for painters, illustrators, textile designers and sculptors throughout the centuries, and the “animalier” was known for realistic portrayals. This season, TrendWatch crosses artistry an...