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Solarcentury launches unique solar electric roof tile

Green innovation news - by GreenWise staff
6th March 2012
Leading UK solar company Solarcentury is launching a new solar electric roof tile that has been designed to fit alongside plain roof tiles.
The British-designed C21e solar electric plain tile is suitable for both new build and retrofit installations and can be fitted alongside plain roof tiles from a wide variety of manufacturers, according to Solarcentury. It is being launched in response to high demand for solar panels that can be integrated with traditional small format plain roof tiles.

Solarcentury launched its first solar electric roof tile in 2005, followed by its first slate tile in 2008. The products are now installed on thousands of homes in the UK with growing demand in Italy and France, Solarcentury said. 

"Solarcentury’s C21e solar electric roof tiles have proved very popular with home owners and house builders," Martin White, product manager, Solarcentury said. "With our new C21e plain tile, we can help even more people go solar every day. 

"National and local solar installers and roofing contractors have adopted C21e, due to its design flexibility and ease of installation, and we see that set to continue in 2012 as customers seek out products that deliver good looking returns, without compromising on quality."

Product specification
The new modular solar tile is compatible with single and double camber plain tiles. Each tile is 47 watts, with 54 tiles forming a typical 2.5 kilowatt peak system – generating 2,150 kilowatt hour per year. It is available in pre-engineered system sizes of 1-4 kilowatt peak, but systems above four kilowatt peak can also be easily designed for larger roofs. It can be easily fitted around roof obstructions such as roof windows, roof vents and dormer windows, helping to maximse the use of the available roof space, Solarcentury said.

Solarcentury will be unveiling the new C21e solar tile at this year’s Ecobuild green building show at London’s ExCel later this month.

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