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Solar and Pedal Power

The Technical Team at GB-Sol are always thinking about energy but not always solar! Andrew and Bryn have taken to pedal power for their 20mile round trips to our Treforest factory, both enjoying the many cycle paths that link our workplace to their homes. Andrew charges his electric bike at work using our very own solar power, made and generated on site. Andrew says “The electric bike gives me a boost up the hills and avoids any congestion on the way to work”. GB-Sol have various ways of integrating solar PV and electric vehicle charging, contact us to talk about your project.

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GB-Sol Join Association of Environment Conscious Building

We are pleased to announce that GB-Sol have joined the Association of Environment Conscious Building (AECB). 

It's a network of individuals and companies aiming to promote sustainable building. It brings together builders, architects, designers, manufacturers, housing associations and local authorities, to develop, share and promote green building best practice. 

Our full-roof and integrated roof solar PV systems have been integrated into a number of passive houses and we hope that by being a member we can help shape the buildings of the future to make the most of solar.

For more information, see our information on their website https://www.aecb.net/welcome-to-our-new-members-7/

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Breaking News: GB-Sol’s PV Slate now Feed in Tariff applicable

GB-Sol Ltd are delighted to announce that the PV Slate has been awarded MCS accreditation, meaning new PV Slate installations can receive Feed in Tariffs.

Get it touch with the team to have your roof sized for a PV Slate system and we will calculate your expected yearly income as well as your expected bill savings. 

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GB-Sol - powering a world record attempt

GB-Sol is proud to be supporting California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) attempt at breaking a world speed record.

Cal Poly’s PROVEN lab are targeting speeds of 65 mph in their solar car “Dawn” using only solar powered propulsion. Unlike commercially available electric or hybrid cars, "Dawn" has no batteries, no engines, simply 100% solar PV propelled.

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GB-Sol Turn Ambitious Designs Into Reality

GB-Sol recently completed the manufacture of 25 custom-made solar PV modules for the prestigious Blackfriars development in Central London.

Working with installer Avonside Renewables, GB-Sol were commissioned to produce the bespoke modules to enable a flowing shape to be made with the solar PV array.

Manufacturing in South Wales, we have 20 years’ experience in producing a range of solar PV products. Contact us for more details about this project or producing your own bespoke modules

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GB-Sol Featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs

Last night one of GB-Sol’s most ambitious projects was showcased on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.

Creating panels and mountings for such a unique curved roof proved quite a challenge but bespoke architectural solar is our speciality and producing aesthetic designs to compliment a building is what we do best.

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GB-Sol launches new mobile friendly website

Our new and easier-to-navigate, mobile friendly website launches today! It contains the same knowledge and expertise you can expect from GB-Sol, now easily accessible on the go.

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Tesla’s push forward in Technology?

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk addressed an audience in Los Angeles as he unveiled his company’s newest energy product – solar roof tiles that look exactly like normal tiles.

Well, miles ahead of Tesla, GB-Sol already offers such a product… the PV Slate. Launched earlier this year, it’s designed to look exactly like natural slate and blend seamlessly into the roof. Each PV slate has an output of 35Wp so its output per square metre is comparable with standard solar panels.

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GB-Sol’s New Sol-Port Solar Carport

This week, we completed construction of our ‘Sol-Port’ solar carport outside our factory. Nine photovoltaic (PV) panels are integrated into the structure providing a 2.25kWp system. This should generate approximately 1885kWh per year. The panels are semi-transparent, so there is a pleasing dappled light under the canopy, avoiding the dull, dark feeling created by a fully opaque roof.

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