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"A new way to generate green energy with aesthetically pleasing appearance to enhance your home now and in the future..."

Why Solar Energy Tiles?

The ultimate energy solution for aesthetically pleasing buildings, our Solar Energy Tiles are unlike solar panels in that they are barely noticeable on the finished roof. This new and revolutionary Solar Energy Tile is ideal for both ‘city and rural locations’. The appearance of homes are more often than not improved by the application of these Solar Energy Tiles, especially when old concrete tiles or panels need to be replaced. The power production is comparable to modern, regular solar panels. In addition to the roofs aesthetics there are the obvious cost saving benefits and green credentials to enhance your home. Each project will have it’s own individual needs in terms of how many tiles are required or for what kind of energy output you are looking to achieve.

 

What is the Crest Solar Energy Tile?

The Solar Energy roof tile is a unique technical integration between a high-quality efficient solar cell which has been specially developed to work with our German engineered clay roof tiles. The simplicity of the patented design ensures that the whole process of producing energy for the home or business is a quick, cost effective and aesthetically pleasing process with rooflines that don't conflict the building or its immediate environment. Indeed its very hard to notice which are the 'solar' and 'non-solar' roof tiles on the finished roof.

 

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What is the Crest Solar Energy Tile?

The Solar Energy roof tile is a unique technical integration between a high-quality efficient solar cell which has been specially developed to work with our German engineered clay roof tiles. The simplicity of the patented design ensures that the whole process of producing energy for the home or business is a quick, cost effective and aesthetically pleasing process with rooflines that don't conflict the building or its immediate environment. Indeed its very hard to notice which are the 'solar' and 'non-solar' roof tiles on the finished roof

The Crest Solar Energy Tile in Blackline F10

How does it work?

The Solar Energy Tile is a quality clay roof tile to which a solar energy cell has been integrated. The tiles are fixed on the roof in the traditional way on battens and can also be used with non-solar versions of the tile. See the video at the bottom of the page to see how the system works.

 

Installation

The Solar Energy roof tiles are connected to each other by cables equipped with TÜV specially approved plugs. They are connected in groups of a maximum 33 roof tiles to an Optimizer and then towards an inverter (as seen here). These quality systems are from our partner brand Solar Edge. 

 

 

Solar Energy Tile Inverter

Simple ‘Plug and play’ connection

Each Solar Energy roof tile has two connecting cables with TÜV-approved plugs*. The Solar Energy Tiles are connected together on the rear side of the tile.

Inverter

The cabling is connected to the Inverter to absorb and convert the generated power in the form of 220 V into the mains. Depending on the power consumption, the power is directly used or supplied back to the grid.

 

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Monitoring

A web-based portal (via Mac & Android App) offers enhanced PV performance by monitoring and yield assurance through immediate fault detection and alerts at module level, string level and system level. No hardware or wiring is required to transmit data

from the power optimizers to the inverter: the monitoring sensors and transmitters are built into the optimizer and solar inverter, and measurement data is transmitted via wi-fi to your chosen device.

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