SunNet Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems (BIPV)

A Smart Inc. standing seam metal roof provides the critical platform for the SunNet, thin film photovoltaic modules and laminates that help our customers supplement their energy needs for residential and commercial facilities with renewable solar energy.

SunNet Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems capture energy from the sun and convert it to electricity throughout the day generating in many cases all of the necessary energy a home or building requires.

The photovoltaic laminate is manufactured of a flexible, extremely lightweight and unbreakable, self adhesive material that is less than a quarter-inch thick and is easily attached to the standing seam roof panels either before or after roof installation. A Smart Inc. metal roof is ideal because of the uniformity and stability of its surface and the ability to paint metal to custom colors to match the laminates. SunNet comes in a variety of product configurations with power ratings from 68W to 136W

How it Works

SunNet photovoltaic laminates are bonded to the Smart Inc. metal roof with wiring connections down to an inverter. The photovoltaic system sends direct electrical current to an inverter where it is converted to alternating electrical current to satisfy the structure’s utility loads.

If the photovoltaic supplies more electricity than the structure requires, solar electricity will turn the utility meter backwards and reduce or eliminate the utility bill.

LEED Credits

The use of photovoltaic material meets the requirements of LEED Energy and Atmosphere Credit 2, (Renewable Energy), which incrementally awards up to three points for generating 5 percent, 10 percent, or 20 percent of the building's energy use with renewable power. This allows a building to earn up to 10 LEED credits in tandem with a Smart Inc. metal roof which has the potential to earn up to seven LEED points Energy & Atmosphere, material recyclability, regional manufacture and building reuse.

Smart Inc. Solar is a single source for all of your solar power needs, providing the materials, the installation expertise and the support to install a photovoltaic system as well as a host of other renewable energy solutions.

If you are a building industry professional, an architect or a building owner considering a photovoltaic laminate system, learn what your ROI will be by submitting an ROI Request Form.

Sheet Metal And Roofing Technology Inc.
10330 S.W. 187th Street
Miami, FL 33157
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