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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.
PV Slate creates stunning roofs that have the look and feel of natural slate combined with the hidden electricity generating power of efficient solar cells.
The Roof Integrated System (RIS) 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.
The innovative & patented Envirotile roof system is a series of injection moulded roof tiles and slates into which our solar PV laminates are neatly and cost-effectively incorporated. Envirotiles are lightweight (typically one fifth of the weight of traditional roof tiles) and provide exceptional weather performance against extreme wind uplift loads.
SolFiT Top Loader is an innovative, ‘in-roof’ photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system designed and developed by a small and dedicated team of PV installation engineers and designers in the U.K. It’s a great option for commercial over-cladding as well as domestic and commercial new-builds and re-roofing.
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.
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.
We make specially designed panels for use on Navigation Buoys and Lighthouses
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.
Carports and canopies are dual-purpose structures providing shading at the same time as generating green electricity. Financially the solar carport/canopy structure will typically pay for itself in 15-20 years with payback varying by location and orientation. Solar carports and canopies 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. GB-Sol can provide a design and installation service for anywhere in the UK.
Each broken solar panel could be costing you over £100 a year in lost power and Feed In Tariff revenues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PV Slate is now available edge-to-edge. It is now almost impossible to distinguish GB-Sol's PV Slates from natural slates, as the system has been extended to be able to cover the whole roof.
GB-Sol first full roof PV Slate scheme has now been commissioned at Pilton Methodist Church Hall in Somerset, with the support of local architect Roger Barnes. 140 PV Slates were used, generating 3.85kWp of power and replacing 420 natural slates. The system works with a Tesla Powerwall installed by our friends Solarsense for a complete solar & battery system.
PV Slate creates stunning roofs that have the look and feel of natural slate combined with the hidden electricity generating power of high efficiency solar cells. PV Slates can also be fitted right alongside natural slates and come with a 25 year warranty.
Manufactured in Wales, the GB-Sol PV Slates have been designed and independently tested to withstand the extremes of the UK weather. Popular with UK Local Authority planning departments, churches and listed buildings: PV Slate is the perfect solution where aesthetics are vitally important.
GB-Sol installs another striking edge to edge Roof Integrated System (RIS) roof, turning a new garage’s roof into a powerful solar generator.
Thank you for your interest in GB-Sol. Before you contact us you may be able to find the answer to your question here. If you would like any further information about our products, please contact us today.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00
Please note that visits to our premises are by appointment only
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