SolarPower Restoration Systems announced today, under an exclusive global license agreement, T.Clear Corporation will manufactured and distributed the T.Clear SOLAR LG LIGHTGUARD® and SOLAR HG HEAVYGUARD® (PMR) insulation panels based on SolarPower Restoration's SolarSeal Technologies' design.
Santa Cruz, CA: SolarPower Restoration Systems announced today, under an exclusive global product license agreement, T.Clear Corporation will manufactured and distributed their T.Clear SOLAR LG LIGHTGUARD® and SOLAR HG HEAVYGUARD® Protected Membrane Roof (PMR) insulation panels based on SolarPower Restoration's SolarSeal Technologies' "Surface Overlay" and "Power Island Systems" design.
"This new partnership combines the roofing industry's well-known T.Clear LIGHTGUARD® and HEAVYGUARD® Protected Membrane Roof insulation panels with a new composite panel photovoltaic module design," says Michael Gumm, CEO of SolarPower Restoration Systems. "The photovoltaic module consists of an engineered metal-polymer composite panel and high efficiency crystalline silicon cells with a new advanced polymer top surface film."
T.Clear's Protected Roof Membrane system has always been an environment-friendly and sustainable roof system, says Dick Crawford, director of business development at T.Clear. Placing the insulation roof panels over the roof system protects the roof membrane by maintaining a nearly constant temperature, reducing the harmful effects of freeze-thaw cycling, exposure to harsh UV, reducing heating and cooling cost and extending the service life of the protected roof membrane system.
The non-glass PV module is laminated directly to the T.Clear LightGuard and HeavyGuard panels. The PV module utilizes a corrugated polymer center core for back surface cooling with a low reflective solar transparent polymer top surface, creating a more energy efficient PV module when compared to traditional glass modules.
The new T.Clear SOLAR LG LIGHTGUARD® and SOLAR HG HEAVYGUARD® Protected Membrane Roof insulation panels have all the advantages of the standard T.Clear PMR system while generating renewable energy from the sun. "Solar PV modules get hot and by placing the T.Clear SOLAR LG LIGHTGUARD® and SOLAR HG HEAVYGUARD® PMR insulation panels over the roof surface, we avoid accelerated heat aging to the roof membrane from thermal loading caused by the excessive heat generated by the PV modules," says Gumm. "T.Clear SOLAR PMR is a natural cool roof system and synchronizes the service life of the roof system with the photovoltaics."
The T.Clear SOLAR PMR System is simple to assemble, uses standard construction and trade practices well known in the roofing industry, and can be easily disassembled, redeployed and recycled to new site locations. This recycle feature allows the T.Clear Solar PMR system to be used as a transportable, ground mounted, re-deployable solar power system that can be utilized by government agencies and corporations for power emergencies or remote locations and military bases.
Building owners can easily convert the millions of square feet of existing T.Clear PMR roof installations to a new solar roof using the new T.Clear "PV Field Module" engineered solar composite panel without modifying the existing roof system or disrupting the facility's normal operations. The T.Clear "PV Field Module" is bonded by the solar roofing contractor to the existing standard T.Clear PMR insulated panel using a fast setting advanced panel adhesive and sealant.
About SolarPower Restoration Systems, Inc.
Creating architectural building surfaces that simultaneously protects the building envelope and produce clean renewable energy from the sun is an ongoing quest for the solar and building industries.
SolarPower Restoration Systems provides the ideas, technologies and tools to create new solar energy products for the building and solar industries with SolarSeal Technologies'.
SolarSeal Technologies' (patents pending)combines everyday building products and materials with crystalline and thin film photovoltaics (PV), creating a new class of photovoltaic (PV) and PV/solar-thermal building surfaces known as Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), creating new sustainable, environmentally friendly and energy efficient building surfaces without sacrificing comfort, aesthetics or economy. For more information, please visit http://www.solarpower-restoration.com
About T.Clear Corporation
T.Clear Corporation, a subsidiary of Fin-Pan Inc., was established in 1990 to manufacture and market the trade name LIGHTGUARD Protected Membrane Roof Insulation. T. Clear Corp. and Fin-Pan have combined sound forward thinking with continued process refinements to create a family of building products that now includes HEAVYGUARD®, COOLGUARD®, PROGUARD, THERMADRY®, THERMACAV®, ProTEC® Concrete Structural Insulated Panel Systems, Util-A-Crete®, and ProTEC' Concrete Backer Board.
T. Clear Corp. and Fin Pan, Inc. combines their expertise in insulated concrete composite building products with the latest solar and solar-thermal technologies, creating new T.Clear solar roofing and building products that are energy efficient and produce solar power from the sun. For more information, please visit http://www.tclear.net.