Low-cost paint-on solar panels suitable for use on rooftops are being developed by Prof Paul Dastoor at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. In addition to the low cost, Paul cites flexibility as a benefit. From our experience of sites where otherwise promising rooftops are overlooked by residents who would object to titled panels on their roof, we would add as a planning benefit the capability to paint on to a low-profile support structure. Find out more at www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/COE