Viridian extends VELUX partnership with new roofing kits

Released: March 9, 2021, 10:10 am

Installation of Clearline Fusion and Velux windows in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Image: Virdian Solar.

Viridian Solar has unveiled new roof kits that expand the existing partnership with VELUX announced last year.

The partnership aims to provide a seamless combination of roof integrated solar PV and roof windows, with the new roof kit (F16-VBC) connected to the VELUX ODL solar integrator for a window at a position at the bottom of the solar array . It follows Viridian’s launch of the Clearline Fusion VELUX Integrator (F16-VC) for this layout in March 2020 after the two companies worked together to confirm the interoperability of their skylight systems in a central position.

Both roof kits now available are compatible with the VELUX ODL in window sizes MK08 (780 x 1398 mm).

Jamie Berryman, CSO at Viridian Solar, described the partnership as “a beautiful combination of solar energy, daylight and fresh air from roofs”.

Viridian signs a number of other partnerships, including an extension of the contract with Persimmon Homes. It has also worked with Beech Developments as well as Newland Homes and Bloor Homes, among others.

Last month, the roof-integrated solar company introduced new, larger solar modules. The new 335-Wp and 340-Wp modules mean a move away from a cell size of 156 mm for the company.

Berryman added that “to our knowledge” the partnership with VELUX is the first time the company has approved the use of its solar integrator “and has published joint installation instructions with a solar manufacturer for installation on the edge of an array”.

“We look forward to announcing additional layout agreements in the coming months,” he said.

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