Everything you need to know about installing Marley SolarTile®

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With Marley SolarTile®, the integrated solar roof system has come of age.

  • Quick and easy to fit, with installation times of less than one hour per kilowatt peak
  • Provided as a complete kit. No need for extra battens, adhesive flashing or fireproofing materials
  • PV panels measure 992x1640mm, with outputs of 270 to 320Wp
  • Market-leading wind and fire performance
  • Suitable for new-build and retrofit projects
  • Compatible with all Marley roof coverings
  • Backed by our 15-year guarantee - the longest on the market
  • Technical support available for system design and installation

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Our roof-integrated solar panel roof tiles directly replace roofing tiles, acting as both a roof covering and electricity generating solution.

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Marley Roof System with Integrated Solar

Marley SolarTile® is a roof-integrated solar panel with a low profile and simplified fixings. The tiles are quick to install, fully compatible with our Marley full roof system and covered by the our 15-year roof system warranty.

Technical performance

 Model PV16-270P PV16-300        PV16-320       
 Marley Product Code  MAPV16270PB MAPV16300 MAPV16320 
 Peak Power 270Wp  300Wp 320Wp 
Efficiency 17.3%  19.2%  20.5%
No. of cells 60  60 60 
Max. power voltage (Vmpp)  30.7V  33.1V  34.0V 
Max. power voltage (Impp) 8.8A  9.1A  9.4A 
Open circuit voltage (Voc) 37.3V  40.1V  41.6V 
Short circuit current 9 (Isc)  9.3A  9.6A 9.8A 
NOCT* 45°C  45°C  45°C 
Cell type Poly  Mono  Mono 
Power temperature co-efficient  -0.4%/°C  -0.45%/°C  -0.45%/°C 
Current temperature co-efficient -0.06%/°C -0.06%/°C  -0.06%/°C 
Voltage temperature co-efficient -0.30%/°C  -0.34%/°C  -0.34%/°C 
Max. system voltage 1000Vdc  1000Vdc  1000Vdc 
Safety classification Class II Class II Class II 
Mechanical specification

Aperture area 1.6m² 
Width (across roof) 992mm 
Height (up roof) 1,640mm 
Thickness 69mm 
Weight 21kg 
Static roof loading (distributed) 12.9kg/m² 
Characteristic wind resistance 5.32kPa 
Ultimate design load 5.32kPa 
Positive design load (IEC 61215) 5.40 
Fire rating (EN12501-5) Broof (T1,T2,T3,T4) 
System warranty (compatibility/weathertightness) 15 years 
Power warranty (% rated)

90% 10 years
80% 25 years

Standards IEC61215, 61730, TUV, MCS05, MSC12 
Marley Solar panel PV16-270
The Marley SolarTile® range comprises of three sleek, low profile PV16 solar panels for roof integration and are available in a range of power output and styles:

• Monocrystalline –black 320Wp
• Monocrystalline –black 300Wp
• Polycrystalline –black 270Wp

The panels can be installed in either portrait or landscape orientation. For simple installation of the panels there is a full suite of flashing kits which can be used to create multiple combinations of panel arrays. The industry leading 5mm panel spacing and hidden fixings give a high-end clean finish. The panels simply slide together to create a weathertight seal and roof fixing. All the flashing kits are provided in colour-coded boxes making installation very quick and simple on site. The roofing kits work with all our tiles and are compatible with slates. Fixings are also available for sarking boards if required.

Panel performance

Marley SolarTile® is the only roof-integrated solar system accredited with the highest resistance to spread of flame and fire penetration in all European fire safety tests, achieving BRoof T1, T2, T3 and T4. These solar PV tiles also provide excellent weather-tightness and wind resistance, without the need for extra roof batten support, adhesive flashing rolls or fireproofing materials. The certified wind resistance for Marley SolarTile® is more than four times higher than competitor products and suitable for even the most exposed locations.

Marley SolarTile® offers versatility due to its compatibility with the entire range of Marley roof coverings, including clay and concrete tiles and cedar shingles and shakes. It can be fitted in both tiled and slate roof applications and is compatible with all core roof covering products and is suitable for installation on low-pitch roofs, giving you ultimate flexibility across all projects.


MCS Certification

MCS certification covers installations of products used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources, including solar. Although you don’t have to be certified to fit the panels, it is required to make the electrical connection and do final sign off. MCS certification demonstrates the quality of products and competence of installers in the renewable technology sector and could be an added support to help you win new business.
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Let's be honest, being a roofer is hard work! There's so much more to consider than just battens, tiles and headlaps...

That's why we are committed to not only supplying premium roof system solutions, but to offering the roofing community support that stretches further than the products we supply. Whether you're looking for installation guidance, information on new legislations and standards, or you're wanting to speak to a member of our technical advisory team, we've put all you need in one place to allow you to access what you need, when you need it. 

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Easy Installation

Roof-integrated solar panels are suitable for roof refurbishments and new-build projects, providing a sleek aesthetic with no visible brackets or racking, as well as easy maintenance and our market-leading 15-year guarantee.

Marley SolarTile® can be fitted as part of a typical roofing project and with double fixing to battens and trusses there’s no requirement for counter battens meaning no additional material costs. It comes with all the components, including fixings, meaning no third-party products and faster installation. Colour coded boxes and clear installation instructions make it easy to see the order in which sections need to be fitted and thanks to the patented push-together design, installation times of less than one hour per kilowatt peak can be achieved.

Panel details

The PV tiles measure 992x1640mm and can be installed in a landscape or portrait orientation and are easily combined using the push-fit technology to create solar arrays of any shape and size and the industry leading 5mm panel spacing and hidden fixings ensures a beautiful finish.

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Our dedicated technical team are here to make things simple, so if you need technical support, design advice or even have questions on installation our team are here to help.

Speak to your local specialist about the new Marley SolarTile®