To aid the specification market as it seeks to design in renewable energy solutions needed for the homes of tomorrow, Marley has launched a new solar panel.
The new enhanced Marley SolarTile has been designed to deliver a lean, low-profile aesthetic for both new build and retrofit projects and offer simple and quick roof integration.
Marley says that the enhanced panel is quick to fit – with an install time of 45 minutes per kWp. The panel development gives specifiers the benefit of an increase in total power output from the roof area or achieving the same output using fewer panels.
Stuart Nicholson for Marley, comments: “According to Solar Energy UK, 2020 saw a 27% year-on-year increase in new solar capacity in the UK, with 40% of this increase coming from solar roofing installations on homes and commercial buildings, and with many specifiers striving to support net zero ambitions, it’s clear to see why.
“Our new enhanced panel further supports specifiers as they look to provide sustainable, product-led design solutions for the homes of the future as well as retrofit projects that enhance the energy efficiency of older properties.
“As homeowners and tenants seek out ways to reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs, and with regulations driving forward, effective, safe, and aesthetically pleasing integrated solar panel systems such as the Marley SolarTile are an ideal renewable solution for the specification market. With speedy installation and in-built flexibility to help achieve the required system power output, specifiers now have access to a great new PV product solution, that can help to tackle the climate emergency we all face.”
The aesthetic appeal of an integrated solar roofing solution has been further enhanced with the launch of the new panel. Accompanying flashing kits now include darker coloured flashings, enabling new solar installations to achieve a seamless blend between panel and flashing for kerb-side appeal and integration with the overall roofscape.
The enhanced panel comes with all the components, including fixings, to allow installers to complete the job quickly and without the need for additional third-party products. The patented connection of simply pushing the panels together to create a weather-tight and secure fixing.