Beautiful solar is here with innovative Sollos building integrated solar panels installed by Solarpro. Specifically designed to have solar become part of the roof, rather than a bolted-on solution.
This product works well for ‘new builds’ and roof renovations where solar panels can be integrated into the roof at the building stage. The panels can also be retrofitted.
Imagine your roof ‘building materials’ being the means of generating renewable energy and lowering your carbon footprint.
Solapro did the first installation in Australia earlier in 2021, which was a replacement of an existing roof-top solar array in favour of the integrated solar panels.
The integrated panels can be optimised with a SolarEdge inverter to maximise power output in the same way we do for a roof-top solar array and we can give you Smart Home options. Likewise we can add a solar storage battery as we would with any other solar power system.
PERFECT FOR NEW BUILDS
Whether you’re a home renovator, architect or builder this is a cost-effective alternative to traditional roof-top solar arrays where the panels are attached to rails on the roof. The advantage is that it looks like the solar system is an integrated part of your home, so for homes where the aesthetic is a top priority, consider this beautiful solar solution and speak to a Solarpro designer. It is a similar price to a standard solar power system and the solar panels can be optimised for maximum power generation using a SolarEdge inverter.
If you have a slate or old tiled roof, this product may be particularly appealing. It presents an option to strip off tiles that might not support solar panels well and replace them with the Sollos solar panel solution.
The panels were developed by engineers from the UK’s Cambridge University and while new to Australia they have been a big success throughout the UK and Europe since 2014.
With Sollos beautiful solar, homeowners, architects and designers have a cost-effective option to the traditional stand out, roof-top system. The embedded rooftop design represents a new generation of solar option.
Roof integrated solar replaces the tiles or slates on the roof, so the panels sit lower down in the roofline to look more like an intended, homogeneous part of the house. The embedded rooftop design represents a new generation of affordable and visually stunning solar options. The solar panels are high performance, and the look is integrated and sleek. Adding features such as roof windows are also an option.
This solar installation method removes the need to drill into existing roofing while providing sleek, attractive, efficient performance that makes your home stand out.
EASE OF INSTALLATION
Roof integrated solar panels can be installed easily in a new and existing roof. Our solar specialists can fix the panels and flashings before the roofing contractors fix the roof covering around them.
In case your roof needs tile replacement of maintenance, with roof integrated solar, there are no tiles behind the panels, so all roofing repairs can be carried out while leaving the solar system in place.
NO PIGEON INFESTATION
Solar panels fixed above the roof, can in rare occasions offer a sheltered area for birds to roost or nest. With integrated solar, such nuisance drawbacks will be impossible.
Can I use other brand panels with the integrated solar flashing kits?
Is the integrated solar solution stronger than a standard solar install?
Can integrated solar it be used on flat roofs?
Can the solar integrated solution be installed on Colourbond roofs?
Can the Sollos integrated solar solution be installed on slate roofs?
What about the dangers of hail?
Australia is a hot climate. What temperature are they rated to?
What performance can I expect?
What is the manufacturing process of the panels?
The panels are manufactured with half cut cells which means the module efficiency can be enhanced because when a PV cell is cut in half, it produces half as much current and one fourth as much resistance–this is considered a reliable, cost effective method in increasing the module power.
The String arrangement of these half-cut cells makes the panels more tolerant to shade. In addition, with a lower current in the half-cut cells, there is less damage in hot spots. The physically smaller cells can be more averse to cracking too.
They also have a black backing which improves the aesthetics of the panels. The All-black appearance blends in well with most roofing materials and is considered more visually appealing.
Integrated flashing and fixing system that creates a roof that fits directly to battens and rafters.
The flashing kits are made from high quality galvanised steel brackets, aluminium, and lead aprons. The coating on the flashing is made of PVDF layer which provides maximum protection against the elements including UV.
The system is designed to fit your roof and appropriate flashing kits are automatically calculated.
The system can also integrate with selected Velux skylights with a specific flashing kit with more being developed. Please check availability with Solarpro.
The system is watertight when installed correctly by a trained and certified Installer such as Solarpro.
In windy areas there is no noise generated from the wind going under the panels like can occur with above roof systems. Importantly Wind tests indicate that the uplift resistance of our system at 5320 Pa is typically double the negative pressure of most standard modules tested to IEC 61215 at 2400Pa.In laymen’s terms our panels would be able to withstand wind forces twice as strong as many standard modules.