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Viridian Solar has announced a new collaboration with roofing manufacturer Marley, to offer the Marley SolarTile.

The collaboration will see Marley offer its customers a roof-integrated solar system, which will be based on Viridian’s Clearline fusion products.

“With legislation changes expected to follow the Future Homes Standard consultation, both specification and household demand for PV solutions is expected to increase,” said Stuart Nicholson, sales director at Marley.

“We assessed a range of roof-integrated solar systems before choosing Viridian Solar due to its product quality and market leading performance, which fitted well with our brand. Backed by our 15-year roof system guarantee, our new Marley SolarTile range achieves exceptional fire performance, wind resistance and weather tightness and is the perfect answer for any solar roof vision. “

The partnership adds to a number held by Viridian for roof-integrated solar, including a partnership with Newland Homes that was announced in May.

Stuart Elmes, CEO at Viridian Solar, said: “We have long held that no re-roofing project should be undertaken without solar. Roof access is already paid for, trades are on site and with roof-integrated solar providing a saving on tiles it just makes sense to coordinate roofing maintenance projects with energy efficiency and climate change goals.

“The Marley Full Roof System has proven to be very appealing to specifiers of major re-roofing projects such as local authorities and housing associations due to its extended warranty and single point of responsibility. We are excited about the prospect this collaboration provides to create new markets for solar in the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RMI) sector. “

Viridian has also previously made deals with, Bloor Homes, Stewart Milne HomesBellway and Persimmon and McTaggart Group. It also expanded into both Ireland and the US last year.