ArteZanos & Merlin Solar Integrated Roof Receives Miami Dade NOA, Creating the First Miami Dade Approved “Solar Roof”

11.6 kW ArteZanos Flexible Solar PV (NOA # 21-0315.05 exp. 06/24/26) with the ArteZanos Hybrid Roofing System (NOA # 20-0908.03 exp. 5/14/23) on a typical house in South Florida.

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, July 15, 2021 / – ArteZanos® Flexible Solar PV is currently the only Miami-Dade NOA-approved integrated solar roof (Miami-Dade NOA # 21-0315.05 Exp. 6/24. ) / 26). The Miami-Dade NOA determines compliance with the strictest requirements of the Florida Building Code to facilitate the approval, installation and inspection process. Miami-Dade adheres to the highest standard of product regulatory and has been recognized in the US and internationally.

The ArteZanos® Flexible Solar PV system uses the lightweight, flexible c-Si technology from Merlin Solar. These high efficiency solar panels are designed to adhere directly to various roof substrates with industry leading resistance to wind uplift, eliminating the need for the heavy glass and shelving systems associated with traditional residential solar systems.

The ArteZanos® Flexible Solar PV system is also approved for use with ArteZanos® Solar Thermal Tubing for hot water preparation including pool heating. The combination of PV and solar thermal energy enables homeowners to make significant use of all of their solar power. Both PV and thermal options qualify for the 26% state solar tax credit on the total cost of a “solar roof”.

The ArteZanos® Hybrid System (Miami-Dade NOA # 20-0908.03 Exp.05 / 14/23) is also approved as a recovery system for retrofitting existing, less sustainable asphalt shingle roofs that were installed after 2001. Reclaiming existing asphalt shingles is extremely important as energy efficiency and resilience should be addressed prior to any type of solar integration. The recycling of asphalt shingle roofs with the ArteZanos Hybrid System lowers roofing costs, prevents asphalt shingles from being dumped, increases wind resistance, energy efficiency and the attractiveness of the curb. The system pays off through energy savings when integrated with the Merlin Solar lightweight modules.

The ArteZanos® Flexible Solar PV was developed in cooperation between the Florida-based ArteZanos, Inc. and the Californian Merlin Solar, a provider of a patented, flexible and robust c-Si solar module technology with market-leading highly efficient cell design, developed for the most demanding environments.

Dr. Venkatesan Murali, Founder and CTO of Merlin, commented: “Dan Arguelles and the ArteZanos team developed their integrated solar solution based on their in-depth knowledge of the roofing field. Your solution is a significant improvement over other attempts to provide an integrated “solar roof”. Merlin offers industry-leading efficiency with its lightweight, tough, peelable and adhesive monocrystalline silicon panels. In cooperation with ArteZanos, we are pleased to offer a powerful, robust and aesthetically pleasing solution that meets the Miami-Dade standards. “

About ArteZanos®

ArteZanos® is a third generation family company that is dedicated to the production of high quality traditional handcrafted clay products and the development of innovative roofing products. You can find more information about ArteZanos® at or by calling 305-595-4577

About Merlin Solar

Merlin Solar is a pioneer in the crystalline silicon solar technology market, revolutionizing power rail design and developing the most rugged, flexible, and highly efficient solar modules on the market. Serving the commercial and residential rooftop, transportation and off-grid portable military and marine markets, Merlin Solar delivers breakthrough solutions for businesses and consumers in North America, EMEA and Asia. Further information is available at

Chris Herbert
Merlin Solar
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