Hillsborough is the new home of an unusual solar energy company that is expanding photovoltaic cells beyond rooftops and integrating them into the sides and windows of homes.
Nature's Energy Solutions opened its Hillsborough headquarters on Monday and plans to employ eight people at the site. The company manufactures its 19 products at a manufacturing facility in Fredricksburg, Va., that began operating last month.
The company specializes in making solar photovoltaic roofing shingles, solar windows, home siding and window shades, among other solar energy products. It's part of an experimental technology wave that some scientists believe will ultimately lead to the widespread adoption of solar photovoltaic paint that can convert sunshine into electricity.