Solarise utilises solar power energy through PV panels, making it one of the most versatile renewable technologies you can choose. Suitable for use with all Garland roofing systems, Solarise is the perfect energy solution to reduce the operational carbon of your building.
Whether it is for generating electricity or for heating and hot water applications (solar thermal), there are significant environmental benefits to be gained by incorporating a PV panel system into your building’s roof design.
The Solarise system can be installed on top of any Garland waterproofing system. The photovoltaic (PV) panels directly convert sunlight into energy, through a series of solar cells. PV systems only require daylight rather than direct sunlight to generate electricity, giving you a guaranteed energy source even on a cloudy day.
When sunlight hits the Solarise panels, photons are converted into electrons. As these electrons pass through the cells of the panel they’re converted into electricity. The higher the intensity of the sun, the greater the number of photons, the higher the flow of electricity.
PV cells produce electricity in the form of a direct current (DC), which is in contrast to the power used by conventional mains electrical equipment which is Alternating Current (AC). An inverter is needed to convert DC electricity to AC, for the building’s immediate use.
The PV panels are always on and continuously generate electricity during daylight hours. When the electricity you generate is more than you can use then batteries can be installed to prevent exporting unused power. If the batteries are full, then any surplus power is usually sold to your energy provider.
The Solarise system will pay for itself in a short space of time, effectively producing free energy for a building and a significant cost saving for the building owner.
As electrical tariffs rise, these returns will become quicker, and businesses will likely see themselves paying off the initial cost of installing PV panels around year 5. Meaning from year 5, they will be saving on their annual running costs.
Our Technical Managers will work with you to carry out a detailed survey of your building, creating a tailored report that accurately calculates the energy saving and financial benefits of your Solarise installation.
The PV panels convert light into direct current (DC) electricity. Assembled with multi-busbar PERC cells, the half-cell configuration of the PV panel modules offers the advantages of higher output power, reduced shading effect on the energy generation and advanced tolerance to mechanical loading.
Connected to the PV panels via DC cables, inverters convert DC into alternating current (AC) electricity for use in buildings.
To secure the PV panels to a roof, wall or surface a variety of different frames and fixings are available to choose from.
Solarise comes complete with an industry-leading, 10 year Single-Point Guarantee, where Garland UK accepts the entire liability for the design, materal and installation. In addition to this 10 year product cover, we guarantee the performance and linear power output of your Solaraise system for up to 25 years.
In the unlikely event of a fault, we will rectify any issue quickly and effectively, without charge.
The Solarise PV solar system can be installed to a wide range of roofing systems.
When considering solar energy systems there are several factors that need to be considered in order to identify the energy requirements of your building.
If you still have any questions please contact your Garland Technical Manager.
Solar panels are generally self-cleaning, especially if positioned at an angle of over 15 degrees.
We advise that Solarise systems be visually inspected once a year and cleaned if necessary.
Solarise panels have a range of frames, mounts and fixings, which means that whilst the south-facing roof is preferred, north-facing roofs can still benefit. The Solarise system can be installed on any roof orientation and still achieve electricity generation targets.
The Solarise system is simple to install and will typically be completed in 1-2 days, depending on the size of the installation.
Renewable energy generation provides an excellent return on capital investment, where on average, you can expect to see a return on your investment in as little as 5 years and typically within 7 years of a Solarise installation.
This will depend on several factors, such as the building’s geographical location, orientation and pitch. Your dedicated Technical Manager will carry out detailed surveys and reports to calculate the expected energy savings and financial benefits of your Solarise installation.
Solarise comes with an industry-leading, 10-year Single-Point Guarantee. Built to last, the Solarise panels will generate at least 80% of the initial output in the 25th year.
The bespoke frame and mounting options ensure the Solarise system can be installed on any Garland UK waterproofing system. This includes bituminous membranes, metal profiles, cold-applied liquid coatings, or green roof systems.