Wishpad, the new Toronto-based website focused on “reinventing the relationship people have with real estate,” just blogged about what could be the next big thing in photovoltaics: solar shingles. Tesla Motors’ radical tech entrepreneur Elon Musk recently announced his firm’s acquisition of photovoltaics manufacturer SolarCity and his intention to introduce roof shingles that harness the sun’s power. Such a move toward integrating alternative energy with construction materials would relegate stuck-on solar panels to the realm of the quaint. But are there potential environmental and economic costs that could outweigh the benefits? Here’s where you can read what PLANT intern architect Jason van der Burg and other experts had to say about this potential alternative energy game changer.