The Techo Solar is part of the SolTech System solutions. The system is primarily designed for Mediterranean and Arabic countries like Spain and Saudi Arabia with roof structures of concrete.
On the simplest level, the Solar Roof is essentially a roof tile that is designed to use the suns energy to generate hot water within any home or building.
However, its uses are far more wide ranging in that it can be used to cover both open and closed spaces, offering the dual function of protecting from the elements as well as utilizing solar radiation to heat water for multiple uses, varying from the basic daily domestic hot water requirement of any home, to actually providing the hot water needed in heated pools and water-based central heating systems.
At a glance, the system consists of heavy duty transparent glass tiles encasing an insulated solar insulation system that combine to both convert solar energy as well as providing additional insulation within any building.
The tiles are fully integrated into the buildings structure and provide an aesthetic and modern feel to any edifice, contrasting widely with the ugly and fractured finish projected by alternate solar technologies, particularly conventional Solar Panels. This means that solar roof can be used to substitute for any roof, to cover or shade any open space, to cover sports courts or swimming pools and even to provide terraced cover for open spaces in domestic gardens, restaurants, golf clubs, hotels and numerous other outdoor areas.
Importantly, and again in total contrast to traditional Solar Panel technologies, the solar roof´s capacity for simple and aesthetic integration means that it capitalizes on the utilization of existing building facades, rather than rendering useless alternate-use areas such as back gardens and terraces. In fact, one of the real advantages of the systems that by essentially re-using existing spaces, it opens the door to solar heating systems that would previously have been closed due to the excess space requirements of traditional solar panel technologies.
The solar roof has also been essentially designed as a plug-and-play-system. This means that not only is the system designed with architectonic and aesthetic integration in mind, but technically, the system can be integrated with nearly all existing central, pool and domestic water heating systems.
Before now, the significant technological advances in solar energy systems have not addressed the realities of everyday living in modern homes. Utilization of space, durability, disposable income concerns, and aesthetics have all come a poor second to the technologies involved.
The solar roof however is the first solar energy system that has been designed to address these common and real concerns with the result being the first Solar Energy System that can be seamlessly and aesthetically integrated into any modern home or building.