Romag's first installation of our new innovative terracotta Intecto solar roof tile is almost complete. The first installation has been undertaken in conjunction with Gentoo Homes at their Beechbrooke site in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. The Intecto integrated solar tile has been designed with aesthetics in mind and blends seamlessly with terracotta concrete and clay tiles. It also comes in black, grey and brown and can be tailored to work with almost all tiling systems. The tiles use the same high quality PV cells found in Romag's existing range of PV products however the cells have been specially manufactured to colour-match the UK's range of terracotta roof tiles. This now means that house builders no longer need to compromise on the look of their new housing to prospective customers when incorporating desirable solar technology.
Barry Walker, Managing Director of Gentoo Homes, said, "At Gentoo we are always striving to be innovative and deliver high environmental standards across our developments. Our customers have been asking whether solar can be incorporated into our housing developments as they recognise the value of renewable energy and the financial benefit this technology can deliver. We are delighted to be the first to install Romag's innovative Intetco system here at Beechbrooke. It clearly demonstrates that the aesthetics of solar are improving and I'm confident our customers will be amazed by this new system."
Kevin Webster, Technical Director at Romag, said, "As solar technology continues to advance and our customers see the benefits it can bring we will continue to develop new and innovative products to stay at the forefront of the market. The Intecto system has been designed with aesthetics and ease of fit in mind and we're delighted that the product has been well received by our customers. The Intecto system is fully IEC and MCS certified and helps achieve compliance with the new BS5534 standard for Slating and Tiling."
More information about this development can be found at http://www.gentoogroup.com/for-customers/find-a-home/homes-to-buy/buy-a-home/developments/beechbrooke,-south-shields/.