Seamless And Elegant Solar Slate Roof Tiles
Ecclesall Design is an architectural service and planning business in Sheffield which offers an innovative solution for incorporating solar energy into your precious building while maintaining sensitive aesthetics with solar slates. These small solar panels are designed to resemble a row of three or four natural slates, seamlessly blending into a roofline. With solar slates, you can enjoy the benefits of solar power without compromising the visual appeal of your property which means they are widely acceptable for conservation areas and listed buildings.
Our PV solar slates are installed by experienced roofers. Each unit features a robust metal frame interlocking with the surrounding slates, ensuring waterproofing. The frames are securely fitted to traditional roof battens using stainless steel screws. This installation process guarantees a durable and reliable solar solution.
Efficient Electrical Connectivity
Electrically, the PV solar slates are connected together using industry-standard MC4 connectors, and the power generated is then routed back to the inverter for conversion into mains power. This seamless integration into your existing electrical system ensures that the solar energy generated by PV solar slates can be used to power your home or business, just like any other solar installation. The standard 500 x 250 PV Slate unit has a peak output of 28W and covers an arrear of 0.2m. You can enjoy significant energy savings from even a relatively small roof area.
Compatibility With Traditional Roof Slates
One of the key advantages of PV solar slates is their compatibility with traditional roof slates. This means they can be easily incorporated into your traditional roof construction without requiring any additional roofing accessories. This not only provides a cost-effective solution but also allows you to decide how much of your roof you want to invest in solar, with the remaining area covered by traditional roof slates. The flexibility of PV solar slates makes them suitable for various architectural designs, including those in conservation areas, AONBs, and listed buildings. Moreover, obtaining planning permission for PV solar slates is generally no more difficult to that required for a traditional slate roof.
Edge-to-Edge Slate Integration
To further enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property, we offer the option of taking the slate integration to the next level by using the same materials to create “infill” slates that surround the PV solar slates. This edge-to-edge design seamlessly blends the PV solar slates with the surrounding natural slate, creating a visually stunning roof, unrecognisable from a natural slate roof.
Comprehensive Warranty and Accreditation
PV solar slates offer quality and performance; each unit has a comprehensive 25-year warranty covering the product, performance, and weatherproofing. This ensures peace of mind and long-term reliability for your investment. Additionally, these PV solar slates are accredited under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), making them compliant with Part L of the Building Regulations. The MCS accreditation not only helps improve the official Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of your property but also allows you to benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee scheme by earning extra income from any surplus power generated by your PV Slates.
Battery Storage Compatibility
Like any other solar panels, our PV Slates are compatible with battery storage systems offered by a wide range of manufacturers. Adding a battery storage system allows you to increase the utilisation of the solar energy you generate, reducing your reliance on the grid. It also provides an amount of protection during power cuts, ensuring a continuous power supply to essential areas of your property.
Invest In Elegant Solar Solutions
With our PV solar slates, you can seamlessly integrate solar power into your architectural designs in Sheffield. Ecclesall Design is ready to provide you with professional advice, excellent service, and reliable solar solutions.
You can embrace sustainable energy while maintaining the aesthetics of your property. Contact us today to explore the possibilities of solar slates and how they can transform your building into an energy-efficient and visually appealing structure.
Let’s discuss your home’s energy efficiency
When it comes to designing energy-efficient homes, Ecclesall Design is the ultimate choice for clients in need of comprehensive solutions. Our expertise extends beyond architectural design and planning to encompass building regulations and energy-saving for both residential and commercial properties.
If you are interested in installing solar then it is important that your solar panel installation is carried out by an MSC-certified installer. This is important as if your solar panels are not installed by an MSC installer, then you will not be able to sell electricity back to the National Grid.
The MCS certification stands as a testament to the quality of solar panel installation. Opting for an installer with MCS certification guarantees that the equipment adheres to high-performance standards and that the installers are both technically adept and secure in their competence. Ecclesall Design will always ensure that an MSC-certified installer carries out your solar panel installation.
With an excellent understanding of solar slates, battery storage, solar diverters, air source heat pumps, EV chargers, and various insulation options, we offer a holistic approach to creating sustainable and eco-friendly spaces. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in achieving your energy efficiency goals.