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Homemade energy

Integrated photovoltaic roof uses low carbon-emission steel for aesthetics and clean energy

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BP2, a leading manufacturer of roofing solutions for residential construction, recently launched Europe’s first integrated photovoltaic steel roofing solution. Known as SOLROOF, the solution incorporates BP2’s FIT VOLT panels which will be manufactured solely with XCarb® recycled and renewably produced organic coated steel from ArcelorMittal’s Granite® range.

The steel is produced using a minimum of 75-percent scrap steel and 100-percent renewable electricity at ArcelorMittal Sestao (Spain). By using XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel, BP2 has created one of the most environmentally friendly roofing solutions available today. It’s also aesthetically pleasing as the solar panels are incorporated into the roof.

SOLROOF is an integrated roofing solution which generates clean energy and adds to a building’s aesthetics

“SOLROOF is an integrated photovoltaic roofing system developed in response to growing demand for clean energy while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing roof,” explains Paweł Musiał, Deputy Chief Sales Officer at BP2 Group. “The panels are made from XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel from ArcelorMittal. This product contributes significantly to lowering the carbon footprint of construction, in line with European Union requirements for low CO2 emissions.”

Excellent aesthetics and green energy

One of the distinguishing features of the SOLROOF system is the colour matching of the FIT VOLT panels with other components of the roof. “This ensures excellent aesthetics,” says Paweł Musiał. “The high visual quality of the solution is ensured by the consistent repeatability of the colour, its high corrosion resistance, and the guarantee provided by BP2.”

BP2’s FIT VOLT photovoltaic panels are made of XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel from ArcelorMittal

Panels are linked together in the SOLROOF system to create a watertight, energy generating roof.

“It is an honour to be able to support our longstanding partner BP2 in their mission to reduce CO2 emissions in their supply chain,” says Tomasz Plaskura, CMO East Europe for ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products. “XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steels are a powerful example of the role low carbon-emission steel can play in the creation of a renewable energy infrastructure. That is required – at scale – both here in Europe and globally.”

At BAU 2023, Paweł Musiał (BP2) and Tomasz Plaskura (ArcelorMittal) shook hands on the deal that will see ArcelorMittal provide low carbon-emission steel for BP2’s FIT VOLT panels

As BP2’s strategic partner, ArcelorMittal has played a crucial role in the development of the SOLROOF integrated photovoltaic roof explains Paweł Musiał: “The visual features of the steel provided by ArcelorMittal are immediately apparent, such as colour consistency and repeatability. Other features are not so obvious, but are equally important. For example, the FIT VOLT panels are made from XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel which has excellent performance characteristics that perfectly match the needs of our innovative solution.”

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