03/31/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Building-Integrated Solar Design: CASE Looks To Get Past The Ugly

The idea of integrating solar power with building materials has been an attractive concept for decades, but one of the biggest challenges, according to Anna Dyson, director of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, or CASE, has been aesthetics.

Most applications thus far, Ms. Dyson said, "are pretty ugly and impede your view."

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