IN RESPONSE TO an increasing focus on sustainable solutions to support the UK target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Marley has launched its Marley SolarTile® range.
The integrated photovoltaics (PV) system offers easy installation, sleek design, proven performance, and energy cost savings.
Choice and options
The Marley SolarTile® range comprises three sleek, low-profile PV16 solar panels for roof integration. Each is available in a range of power output and styles. The range covers the Monocrystalline – black 320Wp, the Monocrystalline – black 300Wp and the Polycrystalline – black 270Wp.
Easy installation for new builds and retrofit projects
Marley SolarTile® comes with all the components, including fixings, to allow installers to complete the job without delay and without the need for additional third-party products. Colour coded boxes and a clear installation guide make it easy to see the order that sections need to be fitted. The patented connection of simply pushing the panels together to create a weather-tight and secure fixing means installation times of below one hour per kilowatt-peak can be achieved.
The integrated solar panels are also highly applicable for retrofit projects. Simply removing a patch of tiles and installing the solar panels leaves spare, perfectly matched tiles available for any future roof repairs.
Marley SolarTile® also offers versatility and can be fitted in both tiled and slate roof applications and is compatible with all core roof covering products, providing ultimate flexibility across all projects.
With double fixing to battens and trusses there is no requirement for counter battens ensuring no additional material costs and time saving on site.
Specification, aesthetics, and performance
Furthermore, as the Marley SolarTile® range integrates perfectly with the full Marley roof system and all tile types, contractors can also benefit from the reassurance of Marley’s 15-year guarantee when Marley SolarTile® is installed as part of its complete roof system.
The range also provides exceptional wind resistance performance making it suitable for installation in all locations and the outstanding resistance against wind uplift delivers industry leading performance, with the highest rated wind loading of any roof integrated PV system on the market.
Stuart Nicholson for Marley, comments: “According to the Energy Savings Trust, a typical home could save between 1.3 and 1.6 tonnes of carbon per year, a saving of up to £260 on the annual electricity bill, by installing solar panels. And, with more than 200 leading UK businesses recently signing an open letter to Government calling for an environmental improvement agenda post Covid-19, demand for reliable and high performing alternative solar panel solutions is expected to increase, providing a new potential revenue stream for contractors.”
“Backed by a 15-year system guarantee as part of a Marley roof system, the Marley SolarTile® range achieves exceptional fire performance, wind resistance and weather tightness and is the perfect answer for any potential solar roof vision.”
In addition to launching Marley SolarTile® this summer, Marley is also reminding contractors of the dangers of increased UV exposure, with its annual Safe in the Sun campaign. Contractors can find more tips and advice here.