Exhibiting at the ecobuild 2011 event, Redland has introduced its new On-Top PV System, which is suitable for most pitched roofs in the UK, as well as being compatible with a wide range of roof tiles and slates. The system is designed specifically for UK weather and roof constructions and meets all British and European Standards.

Redland’s ‘On-Top PV System’ works on UK roofs with a minimum rafter width of 35mm, making it compatible with both new build and refurbishment projects, allowing for no alterations to existing roof structures. The Redland system has been specifically designed to combat the problem that some PV systems imported from continental Europe face, as they may not be ideally suited to UK roofs. The difference in rafter widths can cause roof leakage and fixing damage, since the PV systems designed for European roofs do not comply with British and Eurocode standards for structural timber.

The Redland On-Top PV System comes with two power options are available, with 180Wp mono-crystalline and 220Wp polycrystalline PV modules, which and both are covered by a 25-year Power Output Guarantee.

Similarly to other Redland products, the new Redland On-Top PV System is trialled at the company’s dedicated wind tunnel and testing facilities, ensuring it will remain stable when up against the unique weather conditions in the UK.

Redland is exhibiting the On-Top PV System on stand N2130 alongside a range of Redland components for the new build market.