Brilliant new in roof solar options from Viridian Solar installed by Leeds Solar

Leeds Solar launch an installation partnership with specialist UK manufacturers of in roof solar PV & water heating products, Viridian Solar.


Always willing to jump in at the deep end, our installation team has found the time in this busy installation period to carry out our first installation of a Viridian Solar in roof mounted solar system, as a tricky retrofit on an artificial Yorkshire Stone roof in Hawes, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Viridian solar in roof mounting yorkshire stone


The system consists of 4 x Viridian Solar PV20 panels on the main house roof, and 4 x PV30 panels on the extension roof combining to give a 3.22kWp solar PV array, using an Aurora Power-One 3.0 Out-D dual tracker inverter to connect to the grid.


The Viridian Solar panels are fully BBA approved to act as the roof covering itself along with their flashing kit, so the customer now has a good supply of spare slates for future repairs - a key factor in this project given that this specific make/model of artificial stones was no longer in production and some of the existing stones had deteriorated worryingly. The PV30 panels are 3m in height with a 485Wp output per panel, and the PV20 panels are around 2m high with a 320Wp output.


These panels offer an incredibly attractive alternative solution for situations where the aesthetics and quality of the installation are considered to be more important than the up front price. Solar panels are designed to last for 50 years or more, so we do think it's important to make sure they look the part, especially on attractive houses in picturesque locations such as this.


This was (we understand) the first time this system had been installed as a retrofit item onto this roof type without the entire roof covering being removed, so Leeds Solar's experience of installing solar on to many similar Yorkshire Stone roofs came in useful when it came to modifying the installation method to work with 2-3 inches thickness of the stones vs the more standard tiles the system was originally designed for.


Please get in touch if you'd like a quote for a similar in roof mounted solar installation on your house in Yorkshire or surrounding areas.

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