Based in North Wales, ADRA is responsible for 6,800 properties and supports 15,000 local residents. Embarking on its own sustainability journey, the social housing provider needed an effective solar PV solution for the roofscapes of two new semi-detached properties constructed in Bro Pedr Fardd, Gwynedd.
A total of 12 Marley SolarTile® panels were specified across the two properties, with the objective behind the product choice, ensuring that the tenants would have access to a clean, sustainable, and cheap energy source to support their daily lives.
The need to decarbonise housing stock and create energy efficient, sustainable homes for the future is a vital element of the UK’s progress to net zero by 2050. With regulatory changes to building regulations under Part L now mandatory, those charged with delivering new homes are seeking practical and cost-effective ways to ensure compliance while building high performing homes.
Support from Marley
A critical factor in the successful installation of Marley’s SolarTile® was the close collaboration between ADRA and Marley from the outset.
SolarTile® - seamless integration
From an installation perspective, innovative solutions such as Marley’s SolarTile® can be seamlessly integrated with any of the existing tiles on an existing roofscape, or on a new build, including concrete, clay, or slate, interlocking or plain, machine or hand made. This makes Marley SolarTile® an attractive and simple specification choice that supports the aims and ambitions of the Part L changes.
In the case of Bro Pedr Fardd project, the SolarTile® solution sits alongside the natural slate roof tiling as a fully integrated and aesthetically appealing solution. The versatility delivered by Marley SolarTile® ensures that it offers a sustainable and attractive result that can work with alternative roofing materials on differing projects.
Paul concluded: “ADRA is rolling out our own decarbonisation strategy and the specification of renewable energy system solutions such as solar PV will be instrumental in the delivery of sustainable and highly effective housing solutions for our tenants.
“Such has been the positive experience of the Bro Pedr Fardd installation, that we expect to apply such technologies to our other ongoing new build and refurbishment projects. Collaborating with experts such as Marley really does make a significant difference.”