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If you have driven by the Meadowlark offices at 3520 West Liberty in Ann Arbor, MI lately, you may have wondered, “Now, what are they doing with the roof?”

Solar Panels and Shingles

We’ve had a busy summer here at Meadowlark. Now that construction is complete, we’re excited to announce the installation of our new solar panels and DOW POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles! These powerful additions are now generating silent, clean power—all while the Meadowlark staff works under them.

DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles on Meadowlark roof

Solar System 2.0

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we’re happy to report that we have a third counterpart to the solar generators on the roof. Thanks to a collaboration with DOW, Meadowlark is now a beta test sight for the latest and greatest in solar generators: the DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar System 2.0 (PH 2.0).

Like the current POWERHOUSE™ shingles, these new shingles will operate as both a roof and a solar product that is installed directly onto the roof deck and integrated with the existing roofing shingles. However, PH 2.0 has a higher energy density and has been developed with the professional roofer in mind. It has projected lower installation costs than previous versions, eliminates the need for specialty underlayments, and results in fewer roof penetrations compared to traditional solar panels.

DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle install

A Trifecta of Solar Power

Now, with all three types of solar generation systems on our roof, we can gather data from each and see how they compare in operation and efficiency. We are literally working in a living, breathing laboratory that is trying out the latest technology from DOW.

Our journey with solar power continues here at Meadowlark. Stay tuned!

By Susan Christian