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GB-Sol's Blue Peter anniversary connection

This week the BBC have been celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the UK’s longest running children’s TV show ‘Blue Peter’.

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Solar and pedal power

The Technical Team at GB-Sol are always thinking about energy but not always solar! Andrew and Bryn have taken to pedal power for their 20mile round trips to our Treforest factory, both enjoying the many cycle paths that link our workplace to their homes. Andrew charges his electric bike at work using our very own solar power, made and generated on site. Andrew says “The electric bike gives me a boost up the hills and avoids any congestion on the way to work”. GB-Sol have various ways of integrating solar PV and electric vehicle charging, contact us to talk about your project.

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Breaking news: GB-Sol’s PV Slate now feed in tariff applicable

GB-Sol Ltd are delighted to announce that the PV Slate has been awarded MCS accreditation, meaning new PV Slate installations can receive Feed in Tariffs.

Get it touch with the team to have your roof sized for a PV Slate system and we will calculate your expected yearly income as well as your expected bill savings. 

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GB-Sol powers a world record attempt

GB-Sol is proud to be supporting California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) attempt at breaking a world speed record.

Cal Poly’s PROVEN lab are targeting speeds of 65 mph in their solar car “Dawn” using only solar powered propulsion. Unlike commercially available electric or hybrid cars, "Dawn" has no batteries, no engines, simply 100% solar PV propelled.

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We can turn your ambitious designs into reality

GB-Sol recently completed the manufacture of 25 custom-made solar PV modules for the prestigious Blackfriars development in Central London.

Working with installer Avonside Renewables, GB-Sol were commissioned to produce the bespoke modules to enable a flowing shape to be made with the solar PV array.

Manufacturing in South Wales, we have 20 years’ experience in producing a range of solar PV products. Contact us for more details about this project or producing your own bespoke modules

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GB-Sol features on Channel 4’s Grand Designs

Last night one of GB-Sol’s most ambitious projects was showcased on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.

Creating panels and mountings for such a unique curved roof proved quite a challenge but bespoke architectural solar is our speciality and producing aesthetic designs to compliment a building is what we do best.

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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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Full Roof Integrated System

GB-Sol designed a unique full roof integrated system for Arnold Gilpin and Associates. Using custom sized PV laminates to fit the roof dimensions, the whole of the South elevation was covered in solar in a modern and aesthetic array to compliment the Architects design.

The GB-Sol design engineer produced CAD drawings of the construction and PV panels with dimensions adjusted to meet the architects roof dimensions providing a full width, weatherproof array.  Further liaison enabled us to develop specific flashings adapted from our standard designs to match the overall roof design.

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Integrated Solar for Industrial Building

GB-Sol produced a new roof for an industrial unit. Composing of 84 PV laminates, the fully integrated system provided the perfect roofing material, offsetting roofing costs with the savings on electricity bills.

The client required a full roof of solar PV to replace the existing material, they also requested a roof light as part of the array to provide natural light to an office space without windows.

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