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HBS partner with JA Solar and GSE Integration to offer the most powerful, Complete In-roof Solar solution for zero-carbon homes

HBS New Energies, the UK’s leading independent new build solar specialist, has partnered with Global leading manufacturers JA Solar and GSE Integration to offer its new build customer base the Complete In-roof Solar solution.

Launching with a range of in-roof solar modules from 320W up to 370W, achieving the highest available in-roof power output per square metre, it becomes the most cost-effective roof-integrated solar option to help housebuilders meet their solar specification and deliver zero-carbon ready homes.

This new partnership with JA Solar, one of the largest Tier 1 solar module manufacturers and GSE Integration, Europe’s leading manufacturer of PV integration systems has been forged as the Government sets the pathway to zero carbon homes. The Future Homes Standard will dramatically increase the requirements of solar and therefore the need for more powerful, versatile solar systems.

Future Homes Standard and Part L 2021

Last month the Government published its response to The Future Homes Standard which sets out significant changes to Part L of the Building Regulations. The update will require all new homes to meet the highest standards of energy efficiency and be zero carbon ready by 2025.

Starting with the interim Part L 2021 Building Regulations, new homes will be expected to meet an additional 31% carbon emissions reduction target, effective from June 2022 up to 2025. Under these new regulations, there will be approximately 1 million new homes built, giving developers strong commercial and technical reasoning to explore the most cost-effective measures available to meet these standards.

Solar PV is an established, proven and optimum renewable energy solution for housebuilders to reduce carbon emissions. Developers and consumers are now demanding visually pleasing, integrated solar panels. The Complete In-roof Solar solution from HBS New Energies, JA Solar and GSE, not only looks great and provides unrivalled power output, but is also the superior choice when it comes to ease of installation, appearance, safety and maintenance.

James Bull, Managing Director, HBS New Energies: “Since 2010 we have installed multiple solar PV products on over 15,000 homes. This has provided us with the knowledge and experience to identify the best products in the industry. Together with JA Solar and GSE, we believe this unique proposition meets the challenges the industry is currently facing. The Complete In-roof Solar solution delivers the ultimate combination of quality, safety performance and aesthetics, at a price that is competitive with on-roof solar. What’s more, our range of in-roof solar modules boasts the highest power per square metre available. This makes it the most cost-effective solution to help developers meet their solar specification and deliver zero-carbon ready homes. Meaning that just 4 all-black panels can deliver an impressive 1.48kWp output.”

Andy Baird, UK New Build & Commercial Manager, JA Solar: “We are delighted to partner with HBS as they prepare to scale their design and installation business for Future Homes. JA Solar is already the largest Solar Brand in the UK with the scale and flexibility to enable our partners to access the modules they need, when they need them. Solar’s role in residential new build has grown consistently over the last 15 years and this partnership ensures the UK’s housebuilders can access JA Solar’s latest solar module technology, partnered with one of the UK’s leading design and installation specialists. It’s a model that’s proven, robust and extremely cost effective.”

Oliver Baxter, International Sales Director, GSE Integration: “We are honoured to have the opportunity to be partnering with HBS and JA Solar to put our expertise in the BIPV industry to support UK home builders as they prepare for the Future Homes Standard. With our leading position as manufacturers with 2 MCS certified factories and 4.5 million square meters installed to date, GSE In-roof is the most deployed BIPV mounting system with the capacity to meet the increasing demand of the UK solar industry. Our cooperation with HBS and JA Solar coupled with the technical, design, logistics and extended warranties in addition to the ease of implementation, versatility, cost efficiency and aesthetics, helps us to consolidate our presence and further our growth by consistently offering the best value in-roof PV solution with more power per square metre.”

A powerful and trusted Complete In-roof Solar solution

The low profile and sleek Complete In-roof Solar system can be installed with JA Solar half-cell modules from 320W up to an industry-leading 370W in a range of styles and any configuration. This full design flexibility and higher power output allow housing developers to achieve project energy targets with less solar modules, saving considerable roof space, material costs and installation time. As JA Solar increases the power output of their highly efficient half-cell solar modules, GSE will ensure the integrated mounting trays are developed and ready for full compatibility.

Solar specification made simple for housing developers

By harnessing JA Solar and GSE Integration’s robust global supply chain and HBS New Energies’ outstanding technical design and national installation expertise, the Complete In-roof Solar solution enables housebuilders to meet the new regulations at the lowest cost and deliver great looking, zero-carbon ready homes.

HBS’s in-house experts work seamlessly alongside housebuilders’ commercial and technical teams to design-in and specify the most cost-effective and compliant solar package. Therefore, taking the stress out of the solar specification process for housebuilders, so they can focus on the design and management of their projects.

With the resources of a national services provider and the personal touch of a local, family-run company, HBS’ qualified direct labour force can create reliable, safe and aesthetic solar roofs anywhere in the UK, to ensure project delivery targets are met without delay.

Choose a trusted PV expert to help deliver your zero-carbon ready homes

The Complete In-roof Solar solution offers everything housing developers need to meet and enhance their solar PV specification and achieve the new Part L 2021 regulations and the Future Homes Standard by 2025.

By choosing to partner with HBS New Energies, housebuilders will benefit from a unique proposition, giving them an unrivalled solution, saving them time, hassle and money on their specification process for all upcoming developments.

If you are looking to specify solar at an upcoming housing development, then email our expert team today to discuss your requirements. You can count on us to provide an end-to-end service that will save you time and money on achieving your project’s energy targets. 

HBS New Energies has been at the forefront of the new build housing sector for 12 years, installing solar PV to more than 15,000 homes for housing developers nationwide. We are part of the award-winning building services specialist HBS Group Southern, who has been a trusted partner to the construction sector since 1950.

 

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