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Solar powered roofing tile - First curved module to comply with UL

A curved solar tile that preserves the aesthetics of buildings when integrated into the roof is the first to meet the requirements of UL 1703 certification, the industry stamp of approval for product safety.
 
The Solé power tile, developed by building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) company, SRS Energy, has also been recognized on the California Energy Commission's (CEC) list of Eligible SB1 Guideline Compliant Photovoltaic Modules.
 
"This is an important accomplishment for SRS Energy and for the builders, architects, and contractors who are considering solar roofing for their projects," said JD Albert, CEO of SRS Energy. "UL 1703 certification provides our customers with independent verification that the product is well constructed and safe. This is the first BIPV solar roofing tile to visually integrate with profiled roofing and comply with national codes and standards, marking a significant milestone for the industry at large."
 
The company have already partnered with clay tile manufacturer, US Tile, to launch the first curved solar tile in select California markets, with a nationwide rollout to follow.
 
 
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent, internationally recognized product safety testing and certification organization. ANSI/UL 1703 is the industry standard for ensuring the safety of photovoltaic modules. In 2007, the CEC Eligible Modules list was created. Customers applying for financial support from the state are required to purchase CEC approved modules.
 

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Posted on: July 12, 2010

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