No More Ugly Solar Panels: Crest’s Integrated Solar Offering for Roofers

The experts at Crest outline the benefits of the Crest note Planum and PV Integrated solar system which can help roofers easily diversify their offering.

WITH AN INCREASING focus on sustainable solutions in the built environment as the UK looks to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, Crest Building Products offers the Crest Planum and PV Integrated solar system.

Engineered to fit quickly and easily with the Crest Planum concrete flat tiles and Crest S9 clay tiles, Crest’s PV Solar Tile solution provides an almost seamless, attractive finish to the completed roof, whilst supplying the homeowner or building owner with an instant clean and efficient energy supply.

Solar Plug and Play

A key benefit for installers is that the simple and quick interlocking ‘plug and play’ installation method makes the solar roof tile ideal for both new build and renovation projects. This makes it an ideal and accessible option for roofing contractors who are looking to expand their offering and capitalise on the demand for energy efficient products.

Planum PV solar roof tiles are made from quality materials which have been specifically selected and tested to ensure optimal solar return with highly efficient monocrystalline solar cells.

The Planum PV solar system comes with a product guarantee of 10 years, whilst users will enjoy a performance guarantee of 90% of rated performance for 10 years, and 80% for 25 years, ensuring they can make the most of their installation.

The Crest Planum PV Integrated solar system is a quick and easy to fit system that works seamlessly with the Crest *Planum roof tiles and offers a state-of-the-art solution on the completed roof.

“It’s an ideal and accessible option for roofing contractors who are looking to expand their offering”

Warranty & Certification

The Planum PV solar roof tile has been tested to standard EN 7250: Solar energy systems – Integration in roofs and facades – engineer aspects.

  • UV testing according to double ECE R110 automotive test – sunlight exposure
  • Wind load test according to EN 14437: 2004
  • Snow load test according to EN 1991-1-3
  • Water resistance test according to EN 2778
  • Fire safety test according to EN 6063, see NPRCEN / TS 1187: 2012
  • Electric power generation guaranteed for 25 years from the date of installation; 80% initial performance according to IEC 61215: 2004
  • Construction & electrical safety guaranteed according to IEC 61730-1: 2007 and IEC 61730-2: 2004

Find out more about Crest’s range of solutions.


note As per European trademark Nr.7287956, filed on 2nd October 2008, the Trademark PLANUM belongs to La Escandella. It is Dachziegelwerke Nelskamp as authorised licensee of the owner allowed to use the mark PLANUM for its concrete product.



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