Manufactured in the UKand using thevery latestCIGS technology, the flexible PV films are laminated to the metalroof paneland incorporated into the roof during construction.
Unlike more conventional crystalline solar panels, the requires no framework or bracketsystem. The solar panels are not fitted to the roof– they are part ofthe roof. Withefficiency levels that match their crystalline rivals, the thin film option offersthe building designer a solar panel system that is sympathetic to his choice of roof.
Inverters arehidden, fixed to the underside of the laminate, and removethe need for any visible cables or wires on the finished roof.
Since the launch of over 20 years ago,theBradcladGroup has always looked to the
future, developing new ideasto keep theirproduct range atthe forefront of theroofing industry.
Early solar panelsystems, based on crystalline technology, have been fitted after the roofsystem wasinstalled, using a structural framework. This is often costly, slow to installand results in a solar panel systemwhich imposes itself on the building.
Now, through a partnership withBiPVco in theUK, Bradclad are able to offer roof panels with an integrated PV thin film solar panel system.