On 4th October, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) launched a pair of best practice guides on 'Place Responsive Solar Design'. The documents aim to encourage solar installers and building owners to consider the impact of their design choices on the looks of their own building and the locality when they install solar panels.
The guides, which feature many prominent examples of roof integrated panels from Viridian Solar (including cover images for each of the main document and the quick-reference booklet), outline various ways of ensuring high-quality aesthetics in solar installations. High on the list for pitched roofs is the use of black-black panels and the clean lines of roof integrated products such as Viridian Solar's Clearline range of solar panels which are showcased in the guide.
"We welcome these guides and the principles of good design that they encourage," said Stuart Elmes, CEO of Viridian Solar, "and we were pleased to be able to contribute many of the showcase images of great looking solar installations that the authors chose to demonstrate best practice. It is time for our industry to leave behind subsidy-farming installations that overload roofs and damage the kerb-appeal of properties and to focus instead on delivering great-looking home energy improvements."
Image: Viridian Solar features in many of the examples of best practice.