Swedish solar energy company Midsummer has installed a solar roof on a private residence in the Water Mill neighborhood in the Hamptons in New York.
The 500-m2 roof now has Midsummer SLIM solar roofing, equaling 17 kW. The thin solar panels were delivered by Misummer partner Because It’s Swedish!, an American supplier of innovative and high quality Swedish products in design and manufacturing. The project was installed by New York Solar Solutions.
“Being able to sell solar roofs in one of the world’s most exclusive residential areas is, of course, fun and prestigious, and it also has commercial potential,” said Midsummer’s CEO Sven Lindström. “Owners of this type of expensive real estate are often very environmentally conscious but do not want to stick thick silicon panels onto their mansions. Here we have an opportunity to become an attractive solution not only for villas but also golf estates, hotels and other buildings that want to be both sustainable and beautiful.”
Midsummer SLIM is a combination of thin solar panels and a classic metal roof. The product is sold as a complete roof replacement. The sheet metal has the same width as the solar panel in order to maximize the installed efficiency without compromising on the discreet design. The solar panel uses CIGS technology (copper, indium, gallium and selenide).
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