Last Updated on December 11, 2019
Thermoslate roof solar collector is a solar system that uses the elements of natural slate, to convert sunlight to energy to produce heating, hot water or for pool heating. It can be easily installed in roofs and façades without compromising the sophisticated style of slate.
Thermoslate solar system was designed to deal with an aesthetic that’s involved in refurbishing old buildings, monuments, and unique buildings and dwellings to promote the performance and qualities of this natural product.
Characteristics of Thermoslate
- A modular thermal panel system
- 100% natural slate- directly extracted from the quarry.
- 100% waterproof
- Weighs 20 kg/m2
- Satisfies up to 2/3 of annual needs for hot water
- Highly invisible: the Thermoslate solar collectors are completely undetectable once installed on a slate roof.
- Compatible with any storage and system
The Benefits of the Thermoslate Solar System
If you are considering a solar roof installation, Thermoslate will be the best option for you. Whether you are trying to cut down your energy bills or aiming to have an eco-friendly home, solar thermal power is the best solution.
Solar slate technology uses the energy from the sun rather than the fossil fuels, to generate an environmentally friendly and low-cost thermal energy. This energy can be used to heat sanitary hot water. It’s worth noting that solar thermal systems are different from solar photovoltaic systems that generate electricity and not heat.
The following are some of the incredible benefits of Thermoslate solar collector
1. It reduces your energy bills
Solar thermal systems use solar energy to heat your home. This, therefore, reduces your utility bills by up to 70%. Sunlight is free, so after installing your solar thermal system, your energy bills will be highly reduced.
2. Reduces your carbon footprint
By using solar energy instead of fossil fuels, you shall have reduced the amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted into the atmosphere. That’s why the solar thermal system is much more recommended than fossil fuels.
3. It enhances the elegance and sophisticated design of a natural slate roof
Thermoslate solar collectors have various designs that suit all construction systems. They are highly undetectable once the installation is complete. Once the Thermoslate solar collector is installed, the result is a combination of a natural slate roof and innovative solar that captures the system with an exciting look.
4. Improves your home efficiency
The Thermoslate solar collectors have been designed to pursue maximum efficiency and minimum aesthetic effect on the roof. If you install a Thermoslate solar collector in your home, you will cover up to 2/3 of annual needs for hot water. That means that you can start recovering the cost of your roof from day one.
5. It is eco-friendly
The thermal solar slate is a natural energy, so it cannot cause any impact on the environment. Moreover, the main component is natural slate, and the production process is also completely natural.
6. Highly compatible
Unlike some of the other solar thermal systems, Thermoslate solar collector is compatible with any storage and distribution system.
7. It is easy to install
Some solar panels require expertise when it comes to installing them. But with the Thermoslate solar collector, it is easy to install because it has a modular design and it integrates into the natural slate roofs more quickly and easily.
8. It is safe
Thermoslate solar system is safe since it meets the requirements of the Technical Code for Building [CTE] in all climate zones.
Because Thermoslate has a modular design, it integrates into natural slate roofs more easily and quickly. Installing the Thermoslate solar system is so easy that it can be done in just three hours. When it comes to Thermoslate installation, it should be done by a professional for efficiency.
You can install the system using nails or hooks. Nail installation is quick and easy. It is faster than any other traditional solar and roofing panel system. Thermoslate System with nail is ideal for roofs that are pitched, and has an invisible fixing system while the hook installation is ideal for roofs with visible fixing system.
Thermoslate solar system can be used on:
Handling and storage
You should use the necessary protection measures to handle the solar cells and store them in a place that’s covered. If that is impossible, then you must isolate them correctly under a waterproof tarpaulin to prevent water from leaking in. You should not remove the packaging until installation.
The panels are individually packaged and arranged on pallets in a horizontal position. The slate covering the panels must be on top. You should not place anything on top of the last panel in the ballet to prevent any damage to the slate. Manipulating the solar cells by raising them to make water connections is strictly prohibited.
To ensure that the Thermoslate operates efficiently, overall maintenance should be carried out. The overall maintenance can be divided into two different procedures.
The first procedure involves all the activities required to ensure that the collector’s operational values are correct throughout the Thermoslate system’s service life.
It consists of checking the main functional parameters to ensure that the collector panels are in great shape for repair. This procedure is usually carried out by the user. As advised by the fitter, he or she will check the state of repair and component performance.
The other procedure refers to the activities to repair problems detected in the preventive supervision plan and to prevent major damages or incidents that may occur. Authorized personnel must carry out this maintenance procedure in accordance with the regulations for the Thermoslate solar system.
Thermoslate must be switched on and maintained by a professional [one who is approved by an installation company for thermal installations and hot water and heating systems]. The panel must be assembled by a professional slate roofer.