Solar Roofing Systems

Solar Roofing Systems

April 22, 2005 09:00 ET

Canadian Company Launches SolarSave

The World's Most Powerful Solar-Integrated Roofing System that Generates Electricity Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, Energy Editor, News Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor AURORA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 22, 2005) - Solar Roofing Systems Inc. (SRS) announced that it is launching SolarSaveTM, a waterproof, solar-integrated roofing system for commercial, industrial, and institutional flat or sloped roof applications.

SolarSaveTM has been designed and developed by a team of highly talented individuals including three of the most renowned experts in the areas of photovoltaics and traditional roofing materials: Dr. Heshmat Laaly, co-inventor of "photovoltaics in combination with single ply roofing membrane"; Dr. Stan Levy, inventor of oriented ETFE fluropolymer film; and Jim Chaney, who has extensive experience working on solar applications for the U.S. military and NASA.

The design of SolarSaveTM is technically superior to any other roof top photovoltaic application. SolarSaveTM modules are adhered to single-ply roofing membrane, resulting in a waterproof roof that overcomes many of the challenges associated with using other renewable energy alternatives. SolarSaveTM benefits include:

· Maximum Power Output - SolarSaveTM SP 480 Premiere Series incorporates SunPower A-300 cells and will generate 480 watts of power per 4'x 8'module or 15 watts per square foot of useable roof space.
· Waterproof Capabilities - SolarSaveTM is a completely waterproof roofing system that virtually eliminates water ponding, and keeps the roof substructure dry and free from mold and fungus.
· Lightweight - SolarSaveTM weighs only 2.5 lb/ft2, so structural roof reinforcement is not required.
· Minimal Power Drop - SolarSaveTM incorporates twice the industry standard number of embedded bypass diodes, minimizing power loss due to shading, dirt, or debris.
· Ease of Installation - SolarSaveTM modules are easy to install using "plug and play" MC connectors. Unlike other roof top applications, SolarSaveTM does not require roof penetrations. In addition, modules can also be installed over existing roof surfaces without having to incur costs associated with demolition and removal.

"We are very proud of our new SolarSaveTM roofing system and especially pleased to have a strategic partnership with our cell supplier, SunPower Corporation," says Norman Dodd, CEO, Solar Roofing Systems Inc. "We believe that SolarSaveTM represents the future of roofing technology, and customers will realize significant benefits from our fully integrated, high-efficiency roofing system".

"SunPower is pleased to have been chosen by Solar Roofing Systems to supply solar cells for their SolarSave™ Premiere Series product," said Peter Aschenbrenner, SunPower's VP of Sales and Marketing. "A-300 solar cells generate up to 50% more power per square foot of module area compared with conventional solar cells, allowing building owners to install more kW on a given roof area."

Solar Roofing Systems Inc. (SRS) is a manufacturing company dedicated to developing environmentally friendly energy products that utilize photovoltaics (solar power) to produce electricity. Our products include solar-integrated roofing systems and portable solar power products.

For more information about SRS and SolarSaveTM, visit our website at www.solarsave.com, contact us by phone at (905) 841-9100 ext. 105, or email our sales department at www.sales@solarsave.com. /For further information: www.solarsave.com/ IN: ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, RETAIL, TECHNOLOGY, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Norm Dodd, CEO, Solar Roofing Systems
    Primary Phone: 905-841-9100 ext. 102
    E-mail: normd@solarsave.com