Solar PV looks like slate roof tiles

Published:  10 March, 2009

Solar PV
Solar photo-voltaic that resemble slate roof tiles were awarded product innovation of the year.

The aesthetics of renewable energy such as solar photo-voltaic can detract from its use — a problem that is overcome by solar PV panels that look identical to conventional roof slates, winning for PV Systems the award for product innovation of the year.

Heritage Solar Slate blends with traditional roof slate to preserve the aesthetic integrity of buildings with slate roofs and also substituting for slates. These ‘solar slates’ are installed in the same way as actual slates and secured with roofing hooks.

There are only a few installations as yet, but previous trials have suggested that 150 W/m2 can be achieved, or 8W per roof tile.



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