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GB-Sol Helps Disaster Relief Organisation Team Rubicon UK

As a long-standing and award-winning British design and manufacturing company, we at GB-Sol  are adept at applying our extensive experience of research and development to designing bespoke solutions to the most challenging and worthwhile of projects. Such an opportunity arose in 2017 in a collaboration with Leading Edge to provide off-grid remote power in the British Virgin Islands for support disaster relief charity Team Rubicon UK.

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GB-Sol Manufactures Matching Replacement Panels for Solar Farm

GB-Sol have just supplied their first replacement panels for a solar farm.

As technology for solar PV has changed rapidly over the last 10 years, sometimes when a module needs replacing, the manufacturer no longer makes that particular model.

Feed In Tariff rules mean that you are at risk of having your tariff revoked if you do not replace broken panels on a like for like basis. This can lead to difficulties when sourcing a replacement.

GB-Sol can cost-effectively create replacement panels with similar look and output to your originals, with mono or poly crystalline cells, 35mm or 40mm silver or black frame, white or black background to any specified dimensions.

 

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Fully Charged Live Show

Today marks the start of the Fully Charged Live show in Silverstone and we are very excited to be exhibiting there.

Please come and say hello and discover how our PV Slates can be used on carports to power your electric vehicle.

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GB-Sol Partners with GSPC on New EnviroPVtile

GB-Sol are pleased to be working with Green Sustainable Products Co (GSPC) on the new EnviroPVtile system. The PV modules integrate seamlessly into the moulded tiles producing a sleek appearance.

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GB-Sol's Donated PV Slates in Wales' First Digital Bench

Back in February, GB-Sol provided free PV Slate installation training to pupils from a local youth club. This was for a project they'd designed - a digital bench to provide shelter to the homeless and also facilities to charge mobile phones.

Impressed by such an innovative idea, GB-Sol donated the PV Slates as well as a whole kit including batteries, charge controller and made special double USB charger and a 12 volt adaptor, to supply 24 hour power.

 

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Local School Learns About PV Slate Installation

This week, GB-Sol had a special visit from pupils at Hawthorn High School. Working with Newydd Housing Association, they are designing a digital bench at a Pontypridd Church. It will provide a sheltered place for the homeless to sleep, and include USB charging facilities powered by solar.

The students brought along their roof frame and GB-Sol’s PV Product Manager, Lloyd Symonds, taught the school pupils how to install the PV Slates. These were fixed to the South elevation with natural slates on the opposite pitch.

A special charging pack was designed including two USB ports and an LED light. This will be connected to a battery to allow use of the electricity outside of daylight hours.

GB-Sol work on all sorts of unique projects, if you’d like our can help with yours, please get in touch.

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The Biggest Solar Panel Yet

This week, GB-Sol succeeded in manufacturing the largest module in its 20 year solar manufacturing history.

GB-Sol are always keen to take on any challenge and producing a panel bigger than ever before was especially interesting. Each panel measuring 3.1m x 1.4m was composed of two layers of 6mm glass. They weighed over 120kg and required specialist equipment to transport around the factory.

They were installed at Durham University and each one contained 90 solar PV cells providing 425Wp.

If you have any unusual solar PV requirements, GB-Sol are here to come up with a solution. Please get in touch today.

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PV Slates - Bognor Regis Detached House

We are pleased to reveal the latest pictures from one of our PV Slate installations in Bognor Regis.

The 186 PV Slates were installed in November 2017 across the large roof at the rear of the property. They blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural blue-grey slates. 

The customer was ‘delighted’ with the look of the roof.

To get a quotation for PV Slate for your home or building project, please get in touch with your dimensioned drawings and we’ll be happy to provide further details.

 

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PV Slate: Now even more flexible!

We are proud to expand our PV Slate product range to now include three size options. 

Our MCS approved PV Slate is now even more flexible to meet your project’s needs. Now matching with natural slates of 600x300 (24”x12”), 500x300 (20”x12”) & 500x250 (20”x10”).

PV Slate blends on the roof with natural slates to give you flexibility on system size, whatever your requirements.

Wherever you are in the UK, get in touch with us and we can help you size a system and select the right product for your project. 

 

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GB-Sol’s PV Panels Featured on BBC’s X-ray

Our solar PV panels and roof integrated system (RIS) were featured on BBC’s X-Ray on Monday this week.

The building was designed by Cardiff University as part of the Solcer project, to produce an affordable carbon positive house. The integrated solar panels were manufactured with a transparent back so they could be observed from inside as part of the demonstration building.

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