Have you been to Pompeii? If you go there today you will see something remarkable beyond the millennia old frescoes, buildings and evidence of every-day life ended in mid-stride by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
Pompeii is now collecting solar energy through tiles designed and made by Italian company Dyaqua that look much like ancient terracotta roof tiles that would have been originally installed on the Pompeii buildings. This “will contribute to the archaeological site's sustainability efforts and cut costs”.
The surface of these tiles, which appears opaque to the human eye but allows sunlight to pass through and be collected by photovoltaic (PV) cells within, can be colored and textured to look like brick, wood, concrete, stone, and other surfaces.
What heritage projects in your neighborhood could make use of something like the Dyaqua tiles?