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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.

See the sections below for details on the different types of building integrated PV we can offer.

PV Facades

Architectural facades often require bespoke solutions and we are able to provide panels to integrate into many types of building envelope, including curtain walling, rain screens and atria. Our manufacturing division provides a custom module service that can manufacture a module to meet almost any specification.

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Canopies and Verandas

Using a similar structure to our solar carports, we can also provide solar PV canopies and verandas. Utilising outside space around the property can be an ideal solution if the roof isn’t suitable for solar. It can also provide shade from the sun and shelter from the rain as well as generating electricity. With options such as clear backed panels to allow some light through, lighting, guttering and battery storage, the canopy can be easily adapted to your individual building requirements.

A canopy can be an interesting alternative to a traditional conservatory or extension.

We can manufacture panels to almost any size or shape, creating a unique and individual structure to compliment your home perfectly.

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Brise Soleil

Brise-soleil solar shading systems can be produced using solar PV panels and are proving a very logical and popular addition to all kinds of buildings.

Whether new or as a retrofit option, it offers architects and contractors a versatile and practical solution to managing solar radiation, whilst combining performance with visual appeal.

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Empty Homes Grant - South Wales Valleys

Empty Home Grants are available throughout the Valleys taskforce area to provide grants of up to £25,000 to complete renovations, with £5000 of this reserved exclusively for renewable energy measures such as solar PV.

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PV Slate has now been extended to a full roof system

 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.

 

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