In preparation for the introduction of tighter roofing standards for solar panels due in March, Viridian Solar has achieved MCS012 accreditation for its roof-integrated solar heating and solar PV panels. The panels join a short list of products that currently meet the standard, a fact that has prompted some industry commentators to express concerns about the readiness of the industry for the deadline.
–We were confident that our Clearline thermal and PV products would sail through the MCS012 accreditation,” said KT Tan, Technical Director at Viridian Solar, –the weather-tightness, fire resistance and wind resistance of the products have already been extensively assessed as a result of our decision to test our products as roofing materials.”
Clearline solar panels were first awarded BBA Agrement certification in 2007 and at this time are still the only solar products to hold such a level of accreditation.
He continued: –The Agrement exceeded the MCS012 testing in a number of important ways, for example weather-tightness was assessed with a pressure difference across the roof simulating the action of wind, and the product was artificially aged to ensure that its performance did not deteriorate over time.”