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Viridian Solar has announced a collaboration with window company VELUX to help provide a “seamless combination” of roof-integrated solar PV and roof windows.

Its solar roofing kit is designed to fit and interact with the VELUX ODL Solar Integrator, and engineers and designers from both companies have worked together to ensure that the windows and solar panels are compatible.

The solar company’s Clearline fusion VELUX integrator (F16-VC) will work with the VELUX ODL in MK08 (780 x 1398mm) window sizes, it says.

Stuart Elmes, CEO of Viridian Solar, said that in countries like Norway and the Netherlands roofs almost entirely filled with built-in solar panels are a common sight, and the UK is moving in the same direction thanks to new building regulations.  

“We are delighted that developers can now choose a high-quality solution by combining Clearline fusion solar roofing with VELUX roof windows seamlessly integrated together. We have enjoyed working with colleagues at VELUX to offer customers these new options for roof design and look forward to continuing our cooperation.”

The company has penned a number of agreements with partners over the last year. In May 2019, Housebuilders Persimmon Homes and McTaggart Group announced they will use Viridian’s Clearline fusion roof integrated solar on all new homes with a requirement for solar PV. Similarly in July, Housebuilder Bellway signed a new supply agreement with Viridian for its roof-integrated solar solution.

The Cambridge based solar company is also looking to increasingly expand internationally, entering the US and Latin American markets in 2019 after penning an exclusive licensing arrangement with North American PV mounting provider Unirac. Last year it also entered the Republic of Ireland market, thanks to a partnership with heating and plumbing firm Heat Merchants.