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Photovoltaic Solar Tile

Metrotile Lightweight Roofing Bond Photovoltaic Profile Tile Charcoal

The new Metrotile Photovoltaic System in Partnership with BIPVCO

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Metrotile is partnering with BIPVco to deliver an integrated solar roof tile that utilises the iPanel profile, in addition to providing a retrofit system, presenting a roof solution that is visually impressive and effortless to design and install - all while delivering superior ongoing performance.

The flexibility and robustness of BIPV’s lightweight Flextron technology allows the Metrotile iPanel Roof system to be embedded and pre-bonded in the factory setting. No tricky and costly transportation of heavy glass modules, extra structural support requirements or a technically demanding on-site install required.
While the aesthetically stunning iPanel system is undemanding in the setup phase, it also provides superior energy-generating performance compared to traditional glass modules due to BIPVco’s Flextron technology.

RETROFIT WITH METROTILE ROOF SYSTEMS

Combined with a retrofit Solar Panel system from BIPVco, your Metrotile roof will generate energy for many years to come, and the BIPVco Flextron panel’s lightweight design keeps the overall weight of your roof down. The retrofit system can be fitted to the majority of Metrotile Lightweight Roofing profiles with the low weight/high strength retrofit bracket system co-designed by Metrotile and BIPVco.

ABOUT BIPVCO
BIPVco is a British manufacturer of solar integrated roofing products, utilising market leading technology and processes to make Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) from conventional building materials; the BIPV functionalised roof works as a building product, whilst converting the building envelope from a liability into an asset by using the roof to generate low carbon electricity.

Metrotile Photovoltaic Solar Tile in iPanel with Integrated BIPVco Solar Panel

Fixings & Battens

Tile Fixing: 50 x 2.5mm Coated Nail. Hand nailing or power tool
Fixings per tile: 4
Battens Required: 6 linear metres per m² (plus wastage)
Laying (recommended): All roof shapes: broken bond
Rafter Centres Batten Size
450mm 25 x 50mm
600mm 25 x 50mm
900mm 50 x 50mm
1200mm 50 x 50mm
1500mm 50 x 65mm

Dimensions

Pitch: Minimum: 10° / Maximum: 90°
Dimensions: Overall Size: 1340mm x 430mm
Cover Size: 1257mm x 370mm
Gauge: .410mm
Linear Cover Width: 1230mm
Coverage: 2.17 per m²
Weight per m²: 7.24Kg
Weight per tile: 3.29Kg

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Case Study

Fair Isle Bird Observatory

The beautiful island of Fair Isle is a renowned bird watching spot located off Scotland’s north east coast and home to Metrotile UK’s first Photovoltaic installation project.

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PGL Liddington Timber Frame Accommodation with Metrotile Lightweight Roofing in Bond Charcoal with retrofit Photovoltaic System

Case Study

PGL Liddington, Swindon

PGL is an adventure holiday company that, in their own words, delivers “inspirational learning through adventure”.  They have campuses across the UK (in addition to France and Spain) where young people can partake in a vast variety of outdoor activities, including abseiling, canoeing and mountain biking to name but a few. 

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Southport College Roofing Refurbishment - Charcoal Slate with Integrated Photovoltaic Roof Tiles

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Southport College

Over the past decade, Southport College has maintained a program of roof maintenance, converting their flat roofs to pitched. In 2010 they opted to convert the science block, but wanting to take advantage of what would become a south-facing roof slope, they chose modern materials to reduce their carbon footprint, save on energy costs and enjoy the benefits of a low maintenance, long-lasting solution.

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The Full Metrotile Range

Tile Profiles

From our highly durable lightweight steel roofing tile profiles to underlay, accessories and fixings, you’ll find everything your roofing project needs right here. Metrotile is also an authorised dealer of Velux window products, ensuring that you can source absolutely everything your roof requires directly from us!

We stock our profiles with a wide range of colours designed to suit most roofing projects, however we can supply Metrotile roofing in any colour you choose (subject to additional delivery time). If you wish to discuss this - or anything else about our products and services - you can contact us.