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About Us



GB-Sol is a privately owned, award winning, independent UK company, manufacturing solar PV modules and mounting systems at its spacious premises just north of Cardiff. GB-Sol has been at the forefront of solar power generation for several decades. Today, we continue to lead in the application of solar through our stunning roof-integrated solar power systems, PV slates and custom solar.

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PV Slates

Designed to blend into the roof as seamlessly as possible, PV Slates are barely distinguishable from the slates surrounding them. As they’re available in both grey and black, they are suitable to be used with a variety of different slates. Just let us know the details of the one you’re using and we can advise on the best match.

GB-Sol’s knowledge and experience in the industry is second to none as we installed the first solar roof in the UK in 1994. So you know you can trust that your new PV Slate system will not only look great but perform exceptionally well too. We provide a 10 year product and performance warranty.

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RIS

The RIS system was designed in the UK by GB-Sol in 1994 and has evolved into the perfect solution for mounting integrated PV panels within a roof surface and to withstand all weather conditions experienced in the UK and beyond.

In 2013 it was awarded a Solar Power Portal Award for its innovation.

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Solar Car Ports

‘Sol-Port’ Solar Carports are dual-purpose structures providing cover at the same time as generating green electricity with an income from the Feed In Tariff. Financially the solar carport structure will pay for itself with payback varying by location and orientation. Once the initial cost is covered, the FIT income will generate a return on the investment. The solar carports can be provided with internal rain water drainage, optional lighting and vandal resistant electrics, you choose the specification. Maybe even add charging ports for electric cars or site vehicles. You will encourage greater usage of your car parking, and maximise returns through increased usage and PV generation income. GB-Sol can provide a full turnkey design and installation service anywhere in the UK.

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Building Integrated PV

BIPV (Building Integrated PV) covers a wide range of applications. From facades and canopies to Brise-Soleil, GB-Sol can manufacture panels suitable to integrate into a multitude of different buildings.

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Battery Storage Systems

Battery storage is becoming an increasingly popular option with solar PV. It provides the opportunity to store the solar electricity generated during the day for use later in the evening. This reduces the need to export excess energy and then purchase it from the grid later at an increased price.

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PV for light houses and navigation

We make specially designed panels for use on Navigation Buoys and Lighthouses

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Bespoke PV Panels

At GB-Sol, we manufacture our PV panels right here in the UK. This gives us the unique opportunity to provide bespoke and unique panels to almost any specification.

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PV for Developers

In recent years housing developers were installing solar PV arrays to achieve their SAP or other building regulation requirements and this usually meant they would wish to install very small systems, sometimes as low as just one 250W panel. Today, buyers of new homes are looking for solar PV system to be included with a new property so the demand is now to maximise the size of those systems.

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PV for Self Builders

GB-Sol are happy to support self builders and provide a free training service to help anyone building their own home or renovating and looking to incorporate solar PV technology.

Building your own house can be an exciting and challenging project. GB-Sol want to make it as simple as possible when it comes to the design of your solar roof. As we offer a variety of different solar products, whatever the building construction, there will be a solar PV option to suit. We can offer help and advice through the planning process, all the way through to design and installation. We can recommend local installers where necessary or train your own group of builders at our training facility.

Whether your self build project is nearing completion or you’re just starting to look at the possibility, we can help you through the process. The earlier you can in touch with us, the more advice and information we can provide to ensure the planning and design goes as smoothly as possible.

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Practitioner Training

GB-Sol is a manufacturer of bespoke PV systems and we provide comprehensive training services for solar installers, builders, contractors and architects. For end users and specifiers of systems, we have an extensive network of installers who have completed our solar PV courses right across the country.

 

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Design

We have an experienced team ready to help design the complete solar PV system you need. Experience is essential to ensure that products are safe, durable and reliable in their long term operation. We engineer custom mounting systems and modules for the most challenging building integration. We pride ourselves on being able to turn an idea in to reality. Our solar design service team are skilled users of our own in-house design tools and industry standard tools including: Solidworks, AutoCAD, PV-system and many proprietary sizing programs for specific manufacturers of solar PV equipment.

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Contract Manufacture

GB-Sol are experienced contract manufacturers and can provide unique solar PV panels to meet your requirements.

If you have a unique design of solar PV panel, or an idea for an unusual shape, size or colour, we can provide the experience and expertise to make it a reality. We can customise the electrical specification of the panel to suit the electronics of the equipment being powered, thus avoiding the waste of power due to mismatch.  Using your logo and company information, we can manufacture products on your behalf. A professional and UK manufactured product of high quality will enhance your brand.

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Product Design & Manufacture

Got a new idea that needs a PV panel to power it? We can help you by designing a panel to fit your product and to match the electrical requirements of your system.

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Specialist Installation Services

Although GB-Sol are solar PV manufacturers, we work with many experienced installers throughout the UK. As our designs are often complex and unique, there are occasions where we can provide a full specialist installation service.

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Roofing Services

GB-Sol works with roofing contractors and solar installers to provide you with a full roof solution.

Sometimes it’s easier to work with one company you can trust. Trying to coordinate a solar installer and a roofing contractor to work together on your new roof can be difficult. Delays on one part can have a knock on effect with the other making you feel stuck in the middle. Taking this hassle out of the process, GB-Sol can provide a contract for both the solar PV installation and the rest of the required roofing works. This way, you know both products will work together and there’s only one warranty to be concerned with. This can be a great peace of mind to avoid headaches between multiple contractors.

If you’re interested in this service, please let us know and we can confirm eligibility in your area.

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Complete Energy System Design

Our wide ranging experience of developing, manufacturing and installing renewable energy equipment is available to those planning a novel system.

We can match generation with storage and distribution for a wide range of technologies and applications.

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Full Turnkey Service

For multiple house or commercial construction projects GB-Sol offer a full turnkey service and have experience of managing the contractual requirements of delivering both the roofing and installation of Solar PV.

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Entrepreneurial Support

Our building, the ‘Renewable Energy Works’ has all the facilities required to help a one-man start-up business become a fully fledged operation.

GB-Sol has its roots in a University Spin-out two decades ago, so we understand the difficulties faced by entrepreneurs when first starting out.

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Latest From GB - Sol

GB-Sol launches new mobile friendly website

Our new and easier-to-navigate, mobile friendly website launches today! It contains the same knowledge and expertise you can expect from GB-Sol, now easily accessible on the go.

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Tesla’s push forward in Technology?

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk addressed an audience in Los Angeles as he unveiled his company’s newest energy product – solar roof tiles that look exactly like normal tiles.

Well, miles ahead of Tesla, GB-Sol already offers such a product… the PV Slate. Launched earlier this year, it’s designed to look exactly like natural slate and blend seamlessly into the roof. Each PV slate has an output of 35Wp so its output per square metre is comparable with standard solar panels.

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