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SOLON SOLbond Integra: The New Innovative Solar Roof System from SOLON and Tata Steel

Berlin, September 27, 2011. SOLON and Tata Steel are pleased to introduce the innovative photovoltaic system SOLON ‘SOLbond Integra’. The system consists of high efficiency SOLON PV modules weighing less than 10 kg/m2; a pre-finished steel roof system made from Colorcoat Prisma® by Tata Steel, and a bonding adhesive enabling the installation of PV panels directly onto the roof surface.

This integrated renewable energy system provides numerous advantages:
Compatible manufacturer guarantees on the individual system components; on the function and durability of the Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel that makes up the outer skin of the roof system; on the silicone adhesive compound tested by Sika Deutschland GmbH; and on the SOLON photovoltaic modules which are covered by a 10 year product warranty and a 25 year performance guarantee that protects your investment for up to 25 years.

Additionally, the easy application of adhesive allows a simple and fast installation of the SOLON SOLbond Integra without any roof penetration or sub-mounting system. The lighter weight of the frameless modules (less than 10 kg/m2) also suits roofs with low static loads. As a complete solar solution, the powerful SOLON modules provide a surface area efficiency of up to 155 Wp/m2.

“This is the optimal solution for anyone who is planning a new metal roof equipped with a photovoltaic system, for example on a warehouse or manufacturing building,” says Stefan Säuberlich, CEO of SOLON SE. “The SOLON SOLbond Integra delivers an outstanding roof-integrated PV system.”

The SOLON SOLbond Integra is now available Europe-wide from SOLON and Tata Steel supply chain partners. SOLON also offers solutions for existing trapezoidal, sandwich, and standing seam roofs.

SOLON SE is one of the largest manufacturers of solar modules in Europe as well as a supplier of solar system technology for large-scale rooftop and ground-based installations. The SOLON Group has subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, France and the U.S. and employs more than 800 people worldwide. SOLON’s core business is producing solar modules and photovoltaic systems along with planning and constructing large rooftop installations and turnkey solar power plants all over the world.

About Tata Steel Europe:
Established in 1907, Tata Steel Group is among the top ten global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of over 28 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). It is now one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 22.8 billion in FY '10, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency.

Katrin Evers
Public Relations
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