Terracotta solar tiles that respect the architecture of buildings

Terracotta solar tiles that respect the architecture of buildings

Combining renewable energy production and preservation of the regional style is sometimes problematic. To reconcile the two, Edilians offers red photovoltaic tiles. Compatible with all the tiles on the market, they blend in perfectly with the roof as well as their environment.

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Self-production of electricity is most often done using photovoltaic panels installed on the roof or as needed in the garden. A proven ecological solution but which, depending on the type of installation (recessed or superimposed), undermines the aesthetics of the house or building … A criterion which, in classified area, is quite simply inadmissible by the Architects of the Buildings of France. In order to solve this problem, Edilians offers four models of solar tiles. Of color red, they respect the character of traditional roofs, whatever the type of tile (flat, canal, Huguenot …).

Two types of solar tiles for perfect roof integration

Depending on the needs, two main families of solar tiles are offered by the manufacturer. The first (Solair max) integrates a specific frame in aluminum galvanized, resistant to both bad weather and UV. The latter supports cells in monocrystalline silicon developing a power of 59 Wp (16 cells) or 36 Wp (10 cells). If this tile fits perfectly with all tile roofs terracotta, it is also compatible with concrete roof tiles and slate, regardless of the manufacturer.

The second includes three models of tiles: Alpha, HP10 Huguenot and Rhôna. A module of six photovoltaic cells high yield rests on a double terracotta tile. So that the cells are ventilated and leave therainwater flow, the surface of the tile is profiled specifically. Identical to the interlocking of the manufacturer’s terracotta tiles, these models ensure optimum waterproofing of the roof.

A supervised and fast installation

Depending on the energy needs and the condition of the roof, the required surface area in photovoltaic tiles is determined by the craftsman using a specific tool. In the event of technical difficulties, this professional can rely on the skills of the manufacturer’s design office. During installation, the connection of the tiles photovoltaic to each other is carried out as and when using electrical connections ” plug and play “. Once the row is finished, the last solar tile is connected to a micro-inverter.

Declining solar tiles in red allows optimal integration where conventional solar panels would undoubtedly be refused. If it shows an additional cost of 20%, the budget for their installation is on the same price level as solar panels. A photovoltaic alternative hailed by the Architects of the Buildings of France.

What you must remember

  • Solar tiles benefit from the same financial aid as photovoltaic panels.
  • Compared to a black photovoltaic tile, a “red” model loses between 20 and 23% of efficiency.
  • The tiles benefit from a 20-year warranty, extendable to 30 years under certain conditions.

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