Solar Roofs For People Who Don’t Want to “Put Anything” on The Roof
They worry they’ll fly away in Berkeley’s gentle breezes. But these SunSlates from Atlantis have passed the Miami Dade County wind load standard which tests at Florida’s hurricane-force wind speeds in excess of 125 mph. These are hurricane-proof. They’re staying put.
It is a real roofing system that also produces electricity.
For those who don’t like the look of solar added on top of a roof, these tiles blend in, and can be clean-finished at the edge.
Unlike many building integrated solar (BIPV) modules, these are not made of stick-on thin film, which still remains largely unproven as yet. These are the old-fashioned solar that has been proven in the field for over 30 years, but simply made into smaller units; tiles.
The slates are relatively light, thin and durable. These also meet the Florida Building Code, and classified by Florida as building material with UL Class A Fire rating. With ten years of installations worldwide, this is a safe bet for solar power for those who don’t want to “put anything” on their roof.