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Solar-Rib is New Zealand’s only roofing profile that is specifically designed to generate electric power through the use of Photovoltaic Laminate (PVL) solar panel technology.

An attractive profile offering elegant looks, Solar-Rib can be installed without the PVL, with the laminate being added onto the profile at a later time if desired. Solar-Rib represents a progressive product, paying for itself in the long run and is an ideal way to combat increasing energy prices by taking advantage of nature's most renewable source of energy — the sun.

Key Features
  • Suitable for roof and wall cladding
  • Photovoltaic laminates (PVLs) can be installed on to this profile
  • NZMRM Air box tested
Green Tag Certified
Green Tag Certified
Scope of Use
  • Cover Width: 1015mm
  • Sheet width: 1098mm
  • Minimum pitch: 3°
Limitations on Use
  • Available in a metal and aluminium material to suit most New Zealand conditions
  • If photovoltaic laminates are to be installed an extra row of purlins is needed 600mm down from the ridge purlin and 600mm up from the bottom purlin for extra end support for the laminate
  • Pre-wiring can be carried out at the building construction stage. This will suit either the laminate panel or a glass type to be installed at a later date
  • Oil-canning, flatness or waviness is a condition that may occur when using wide pan profiles
3° Minimum Roof Pitch Required
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Test information available from Pacific Coilcoaters and BHP NZ Steel, and past history of use of long run metal roofing and cladding products in New Zealand indicate that, provided the product use and maintenance is in line with the guidelines contained in the current literature referenced, Dimond long run metal roofing and wall cladding systems can be expected to meet the performance criteria in clause B2 and E2 of the New Zealand Building Code, for a period of not less than 15 years.

In-Service History

Dimond is New Zealand's largest manufacturer of steel roofing, cladding, structural and rainwater goods.

Other Performance Attributes

Green Tag:

  • All Dimond Roofing products roll-formed using ColorCote painted steel coil is Global GreenRate GreenTag certified and is applicable for Green Star and Home Star credits
B2 Durability compliant
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
Dimond Roofing & Cladding Technical Manual
Environmental Information
Installation and Operation
Colour Range
Additional Information

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

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