Innovation in roofing: Monier delivers SOLARtile to the market

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13 September 2013
Innovation in roofing: Monier delivers SOLARtile to the market

Renowned for providing the industry with innovative building products and solutions, Monier has delivered the SOLARtile.

Innovation is at the core of CSR, especially in the field of renewable energy and the Monier SOLARtile is delivering a green solution with excellent design and aesthetic appeal to the market. Solar panels have been around for many years, however, they have been unsightly in design.

Now, builders and home owners can take advantage of the latest PV technology to convert sunlight into electricity with an integrated design. The Monier SOLARtile is appealing because it blends in with the roof, providing a significant difference to the look of a solarpowered house.

Developed specifically to work seamlessly with Monier’s range of flat profiled concrete tiles, Monier's SOLARtile is a truly innovative product. It is able to capitalise on smaller roof sections to optimise the energy production because it is a tile based modular system.

Monier SOLARtiles are lighter than roof tiles, so there is no need to strengthen trusses to maintain the warranty. Unlike traditional bolton solar systems, the SOLARtile minimises the impact on wind flow around the roof, making wind loadings a thing of the past. Plus, there is no need to cut, grind or drill through the existing roof during installation.

Given the abundance of solar irradiance in Australia, solar power is an obvious choice moving forward. Photovoltaic cell systems have long held environmental and cost-saving benefits, but now generating solar power on a roof is easy and appealing to the eye.

A roof offers many opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of a house. In particular, roof tiles can assist in keeping homes cool in summer and this new innovation

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Monier Roofing makes roof tiles, including Monier concrete roof tiles, terracotta roof tiles, and SOLARtile.

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