Solarcentury launches new ‘universal’ solar electric roof tile

Solarcentury launches new ‘universal’ solar electric roof tile

Solarcentury’s British designed C21e tile and slate products, provide a chance for more UK homes to go solar in style. The company first launched its Queen’s award winning C21e solar electric roof tile in 2005. It’s C21e slate followed in 2008, with the products now on thousands of homes in the UK with growing demand in Italy and France.

Martin White, Product Manager, Solarcentury said:

“Solarcentury’s C21e solar electric roof tiles have proved very popular with home owners and house builders. Our aim is to make solar simple to specify, install and own; with our new C21e plain tile, we can help even more people go solar every day. The Feed-in tariff has boosted demand for solar significantly, and we see that set to continue as conventional energy prices rise. National and local solar installers and roofing contractors have adopted C21e, due to its design flexibility and ease of installation, and we see that set to continue in 2012 as customers seek out products that deliver good looking returns, without compromising on quality.”

Compatible with single and double camber plain tiles, the new system can be fitted alongside plain roof tiles from a wide variety of manufacturers, suitable for both new build and retrofit installations. Each tile is 47w, with 54 tiles forming a typical 2.5kWp system – generating 2,150kWh per year. Available in pre-engineered system sizes of 1-4kWp, an average 2.5kWp system replaces 200 tiles, covering less than 20 m2 of roof space. Systems above 4kWp can also be easily designed for larger roofs. The modular nature of C21e systems, with the ability to work around roof obstructions such as roof windows, roof vents and dormer windows, can help maximise the use of the available roof space.

Solarcentury will be unveiling the new product at this year’s Ecobuild, 20-22 March at ExCel, the world’s largest green building show. As the UK’s leading solar company, it is running the exhibition’s Solar Hub, providing installers, housebuilders and self builders with a chance to see the latest solar products, listen to expert speakers and receive practical solar information and guidance.

For further information on Solarcentury’s C21e solar electric Plain Tile go to: Ecobuild –


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About Solarcentury

Solarcentury is one of Europe’s fastest growing and most innovative solar photovoltaics (PV) companies. The most experienced solar energy company in the UK, Solarcentury was founded by Chairman Jeremy Leggett in 1998 to design and supply solar energy solutions for the built environment. The organisation has managed the installation of well over 1,000 solar PV turnkey projects. It has helped over 9,000 homes go solar through its supply of systems to housebuilders and through its network of regional associate installers. Solarcentury, now over 120 staff, is led by CEO Derry Newman and based in London, with staff in the UK, France and Italy. It is the founding company of the schools initiative Solar4Schools and charity for the developing world, SolarAid. In 2008, 2010& 2011, Solarcentury was named the UK’s Fastest Growing Renewable Energy Company by UK’s Sunday Times Tech Track 100. In April 2011 it was awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise in innovation.

Notes to editors
In November 2020 Solarcentury joined forces with Statkraft – read the press release here

About Solarcentury: Established in 1998, Solarcentury is a leading global solar power company that develops, constructs, owns and operates utility-scale solar and smart technology. Solarcentury is known internationally for developing and building some of the largest utility-scale solar projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Kenya and Mexico, including pioneering projects such as the world’s first solar bridge at Blackfriars Station in Central London.
Solarcentury’s mission is to make a meaningful difference in the global fight against climate chaos by making solar power the dominant energy source worldwide. During Solarcentury’s 22-year history the business has helped solar power become mainstream, and our projects have generated 6 billion kWh of clean electricity, saving over 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
About Statkraft: Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4,000 employees in 17 countries.

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