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SEG Commercial, part of the Save Energy Group, says it has introduced a breakthrough in the integration of PV panel systems with the launch of its EasyRoof installation system.

Suitable for homes, commercial buildings and apartment blocks, with tile or slate covered pitched roofs, SEG Commercial says the EasyRoof solar panel installation system provides the lowest possible profile on the market – with panels protruding no further than a traditional Velux window.  

The company adds that for architects and developers looking to include renewable energy, the EasyRoof system will result in an attractive reduction of material and labour costs at a time when keeping build budgets tight is paramount. Replacing elements of the conventional roof covering it can achieve savings of approximately 30sqm on a typical 4kWp solar PV system.  Instead of paying for labour twice by tiling and then adding a conventional solar PV rail system – there is only the one step to this frame installation.

SEG Commercial director, Mike Davies, said: “We have experienced a genuine interest from architects and developers who are extremely encouraged by what this technology will mean for the integration of renewable energy within the spectrum of new builds, extensions and retrofits.  We would encourage interested parties to join us at some of our sites to see the product in situ.” 

Senior installer for SEG Commercial, Vaughan East, added: “Installation is incorporated straight onto the roof battens, during the initial roof construction – or during the re-roofing process, using a unique frame work manufactured from strong and lasting uPVC material.”