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Solecco Solar launches new solar roof tiles
Solecco Solar launched its innovative solar roof tile solution at the UK Construction Week trade show which took place on 10 to 12 October at the NEC in Birmingham.
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The new technology company supplies and installs “unique, sustainable roof tiles for developers and homeowners with aesthetics and renewable energy at the top of their design agenda”. Manufactured in Leeds, the 19mm tiles come with a competitive 17.9% efficiency. The solution is integrated into roofing via a unique interlocking method, with tiles fitting flush and seamlessly on up to 98% of roof surface area. Solecco Solar said that the zero-glass system has “an impressively low carbon footprint and is an eco-asset which drives energy efficiency and protects against rising electricity costs”. Solecco director James Birch told Passive House Plus that speed of construction and an associated reduction in labour costs was another major advantage of the new system.
According to Birch, an 8.425 kW system can be installed in four hours – just half an hour longer than a conventional roof.
The UK Construction Week event took place on 10 - 12 October at NEC Birmingham, with Solecco exhibiting in the Energy 2017 show alongside other energy saving, power management and renewables companies. The company’s stand featured a pop-up roof to display the unique solar roof tiles – available in slate grey and natural terracotta.
Solecco is shortlisted for product of the year award at both the London Construction Awards and National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017.
The company also launched its new website www.soleccosolar.com at the annual industry event.