Guest User
11/10/2007
Hi, I am looking to build new construction and I am looking for a roof material that is stylish yet sophisticated; a metal interlock roof that also has solar panels included. Is there any such thing? Help! thanks [email protected]
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
11/10/2007
There is no "integrated" metal roof and solar panel system but traditional PV panels can be mounted on pretty much any metal roof and there is also an option with standing seam of thin film PVs laminated to the metal.
Guest User
1/15/2008
Where can this product be purchased.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
1/26/2008
You may wish to investigate United Solar or Dawn Solar for options.
Guest User
1/26/2008
Actually Todd, you are wrong - there are solar panel integrated into metal roof - Uni-Solar laminated self-adhering solar panels. They are designed for 16" standing seam metal roofs. What is great about them is the very quick install and no need for mounting hardware and through-roof penetration like with the regular solar panels. They are 16" wide by 18' long, which is 24 sq. ft. They are rated at 136 Watts. So in 1 sq. of roof area, you can have 544 watts of solar panels. I believe with a very easy installation - just peel-and stick right on the ground, and quick-connect terminals at the ridge line - this would be the most cost-efficient solar system on the market. Of course you need a standing seam roof for these solar panel which drives the cost up. Good Luck
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
2/6/2008
I did recommend Uni-Solar in a subsequent post. Because it is an "aftermarket" or "add-on" product, I do not consider it to be "integrated" to the standing seam roof. I guess that is a matter of how one defines "integrated" though. Thanks so much for your post!
Guest User
8/29/2008
Check out this entire solar roof by http://www.solarmetalroofinginfo.com/
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/5/2008
Thanks.
Guest User
9/27/2008
Truly Integrated BIPV www.EnergyPeak.com - Complete Thin-Film Uni-Solar BIPV Systems in pre-packaged complete systems ready for Architects, Building Owners, PPAs, and Municipal needs.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/27/2008
Thank you. I still do not consider thin films to be integrated to the roof system but that is just a matter of semantics. I am not denying their existence and value.
Guest User
8/14/2009
Hi I am planning to install a 16" on center standing seam roof with 30 4'x5' solar panels mounted >6" from the roof to take advantage of the shade offered and keeping the panels cool. Question is how far apart to space the screws in the metal roof to handle the 100mph dynamic wind load we get here in SoCal? Look forward to your response Powell
Guest User
9/24/2009
Their is a new metal roof with solar in the panal . It looks great I'd put on my house
Guest User
10/14/2009
Our installation of Interlock roofing with Unisolar 136 BIPV "peel and stick" modules is now producing power here in Washington State. We have a 3K system and, as Todd points out, though not technically or functionally "integrated" into the aluminum roofing, the panels look great because they sit unobtrusively between the standing seams. Our older system which I installed in 1980 never caught much mainstream attention since the panels were tilted above the roof - an aesthetic flaw to many visitors - allowing the panels to get closer to the ideal 90 degree angle to the sun's seasonal position.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
10/21/2009
Thanks for the feedback and update!
Guest User
10/21/2009
I understand there are "spanish tile" looking metal roofing tiles. Can these also have the solar film or solar fusion installed on them?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
10/25/2009
No.
Guest User
8/7/2010
CHECK THIS COMPANY, WHIRLWIND, THEY BUILD METAL PANEL THAT CAN BE SHIP TO THE OWNER/INSTALLER WITH PRE INSTALLED SOLAR PANELS.
Guest User
11/27/2010
have seen this on different websites but not a single price or estimate. Can you help me find a site that could give me a price idea? [email protected]
Guest User
11/27/2010
Are you still active on this site?
Nate Libbey
11/29/2010
Corey, Not sure where Andres is, but there are several MRA members that provide solar metal roofing products: http://www.custombiltmetals.com/solar.php http://www.fabral.com/green.php http://solar.interlockroofing.com/ http://www.mcelroymetal.com/content/solar/ http://www.pac-clad.com/pac-green-info/pac-green-products/pac-solar-series/ (You will have to copy and paste these links into the top address bar)
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