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Photovoltaic (Solar) Laminates

Photovoltaic Laminates (PVL) can be applied to Dimond Roofings range of metal tray products to enable solar power generation, including the popular Solar-Rib profile, and can be applied at the time of installation, or after the roofing profile has been installed.

Laminates are 348mm wide and available in 5.910mm and 2.585mm lengths, and in general, have a lead time of 12 weeks.

Key Features

There are many advantages in the use of Photovoltaic Laminates, over traditional glass panels, with some of the key advantages being:

  • Aesthetic, for example with laminate, unlike glass panels there are no obvious protrusions or exposed cabling. Photovoltaic Laminates sit in the roof tray, require no additional fixings and fit seamlessly into the roof profile. Laminates can be also used on curved roofs.
  • Shade and UV tolerant
  • The highest kilowatt hour yield per watt (peak) and have a high-efficiency rate even when in the shade of at a low pitch
  • Fully supported by roofing manufacturer Dimond Roofing and only installed by recommended installers giving peace of mind in the quality of materials and workmanship.
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Scope of Use
  • Dimond offers a design consultation to consider the roof design and the potential for power generation

Key Design Considerations:

  • Suitable for new or existing residential and commercial applications, including houses and farm buildings
  • For new builds north facing is preferred; for existing buildings a Dimond consultation will calculate and advise best approach
  • 12m² of roof coverage = 1KW power production
  • Ideal laminate lengths must remain consistent throughout the roof for residential projects
  • Can be applied to Dimond Roofings range of metal tray products: Solar-Rib, Heritage Tray and Dimond's Eurotray range (Angle Seam, Roll Seam, Roll Cap, Double Standing Seam)
  • Can be applied at the time of installation, or after the roofing profile has been installed
  • Can be used on curved roofs

The key components of the installation process include:

  • The roofing tray is cleaned, and Photovoltaic Laminates are applied
  • Once the laminates have been applied, wires are run from the panels to the inverter, which is generally located close to the main switchboard
  • The invertor will then be wired, and the local power authority will then be involved to connect the import-export meter and grid tie from the meter
  • If installing a profile, and then adding PVL at a later date, pre-wiring can be organised with an electrician
Limitations on Use
  • Minimum pitch of 3° — depending on roofing profile selected
  • Only suitable for wide pan profiles
  • Consult the Dimond Technical team for further design considerations
  • Exclusive to the RoofingSmiths nationwide expert installers
3° Minimum Roof Pitch Required
Other Performance Attributes
  • Photovoltaic Laminates are very durable, and can withstand hail storms, cricket balls or been walked on by trades, (unlike traditional solar panels)
  • Low maintenance requirements as laminates cleaned by rain wash
  • Can be recycled
PVL Roof Efficiency Layout Ratings

Dimond Roofing are a manufacturer of steel roofing, cladding and rainwater products.

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