Innovation

Building integrated solar energy systems

WaikatoLink Limited
posted on 04/23/2012

This exciting new technology merges solar energy capture systems into common roofing material. Three roof panels are available.

Suggested Uses

Industrial, commercial or residential renewable energy installations.

Advantages

A building-integrated alternative to unsightly 'bolt-on' solar panels Simultaneous electricity and water heating outputs Increased electrical performance due to cooling of PV cells

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Detailed Description

This exciting new technology merges solar energy capture systems into common roofing material. Three roof panels are available. A roof panel to generate hot water, a roof panel to generate solar electricity, and a roof panel that generates hot water and electricity. As green energy solutions become more popular, it will be important for solar panels to complement the design of a building. With this in mind, this range of roof panels was created as an alternative to conventional 'bolt-on' solar panels. The building-integrated solar panels are designed to join seamlessly with metal roofing, producing an aesthetically-pleasing finish to any roof. This technology forms the foundation for one of WaikatoLink's seed companies, Solenza.

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