SunPower Corp. has unveiled the new SunPower T5 Solar Roof Tile, which the company says is the solar industry's most powerful roof overlay system. The T5 Roof Tile system approximately doubles the energy generated per square meter compared to systems that are mounted onto flat commercial rooftops.
Tilted at a five-degree angle, the T5 Roof Tile is the industry's first all-in-one, non-penetrating photovoltaic rooftop product that combines solar panel, frame and mounting system into a single pre-engineered unit, according to SunPower. The T5 Roof Tile solar tiles interlock for wind resistance and secure installation. The patented design is adaptable to virtually any flat or low-slope rooftop.
The T5 Roof Tile all-in-one mounting system and frame is made from an engineered glass-filled polymer that is non-reactive, eliminating the need for electrical grounding of the array. This design makes the T5 Roof Tile easier and faster to install than other rooftop systems, SunPower adds. Its aerodynamic design is resistant to high winds, and the strong, smooth-edged, lightweight polymer material protects the roof for long-term durability.
Because the T5 Roof Tile is stacked for shipping, more kilowatts per pound can be transported using less packaging, resulting in lower distribution costs.
The T5 Roof Tile is available in the U.S. immediately and can be ordered in Europe beginning in the third quarter of 2009.
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SOURCE: SunPower Corp.