Ubbink Energy Roof combines solar PV thermal

Ubbink Energy Roof system brings photovoltaic (PV) and thermal arrays together in a single system, designed to provide an attractive, integrated look. Ubbink’s slimline thermal collectors match the height of the solar PV panels, and dummy panels fill in “patchy” gaps neccessitated by the two technologies.

March 14, 2011 — Ubbink Energy Roof system brings solar photovoltaic (PV) and thermal arrays together in a single system, designed to provide an attractive, integrated look. Ubbink’s slimline thermal collectors match the height of the solar PV panels, and dummy panels fill in “patchy” gaps neccessitated by the two technologies.

Until now, installing thermal solar collectors as well as PV modules onto a house roof has resulted in a very uneven appearance. The combination is usually not aesthetically appealing due to the many different sizes, thicknesses, and colors involved. For example, most thermal collectors sold today are 100mm high, more than twice as high as the PV modules that are installed  next to them. Ubbink’s specially developed slimline thermal collectors are 42mm high, the same height as the PV modules.

Another problem when designing a system with conventional panels is that these cannot be made to fit neatly around roof features such as chimneys and skylights. Gaps must be left around these features, creating patchy results. Ubbink has designed matching weatherproof and fade-resistant dummy panels to fill in any gaps.

The Ubbink Energy Roof is a fully comprehensive system. In addition to the integrated arrays and panels, it includes an easily installed mounting roll, elegant aluminium finishing pieces for edges and ridges and inverters and cabling for PV. On-site installation time is comparable with conventional, non-integrated systems.

Ubbink has developed a special configurator, allowing exact calculation of how many panels and other parts will be required for a specific roof. A price list is also be generated to show the public pricing structure.

For further information, call Ubbink on 01280 700211.

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