Using Solar Technology in New Builds: The Benefits
Solar manufacturer Viridian Solar has announced a deal with Legal & General Modular Homes to see buildings use Clearline Fusion roof-integrated solar until 2025. How can integrating solar technologies into new builds benefit residents?

In recent years, solar technology has become more popular to power homes and businesses, with the main reason for this being that it is more efficient and affordable. Legal & General Modular Homes was established to help to tackle the UK’s current housing crisis, and through using precision engineering techniques inspired by industries like automotive and construction, it manufactures individual modules in its factory near Leeds.

New Regulations Will Ensure New Homes Use Solar Technology

Seeing solar technologies introduced into new housing developments will help to reduce the carbon intensity of residential buildings in the UK and comply with new regulations, these will see more solar used on new homes. It is explained by Legal & General that all of its homes have an energy efficiency rating of A, and it has a commitment in ensuring all of its homes are net zero from 2030.

Jamie Berryman, Chief Sales Officer at Viridian Solar said that he is excited to see what the partnership brings in the future: “Since we launched Clearline Fusion in 2015 we have signed supply agreements with many well-known house builders. To announce L&G Modular Homes as the first modular home builder to join the #FusionFamily is something special.

“Having spent time in the factory and seen how these homes are built and the quality of workmanship, I was very impressed and am excited to see Clearline Fusion being exclusively installed by L&G going forward.”

We thank L&G Modular for placing its trust in us and we look forward to working together for many years to come.

Solar Technology Will Help Residents Become More Sustainable

Installing solar panels can protect people against rising power costs, even though over the past 10 years, the price of electricity has been steadily increasing. Through using solar technology, residents will see their monthly electric bills fall because they won’t need to pay for generated electricity.

Other than reducing energy bills, solar technology can be used to help residents become more sustainable and contribute to reaching our net zero targets. Solar power is a renewable energy source and can be harnessed in different parts of the world. Unlike other sources of energy, solar energy will not run out.

Victoria Ongley-Knight, Business Development Manager at Legal & General Modular Homes, expressed that the partnership is highlighting the firm’s net zero commitment: “We have been installing Clearline Fusion on our homes for a number of years and it is of the highest quality and aesthetics, and the ease of use means it is the perfect roof integrated solar PV solution for us.”

With our commitment to net zero homes by 2030 we are pleased to be working with Viridian Solar to sustain our commitment to renewable energy supply.

When it comes to new builds, adding solar panels to a new house provides a straightforward way to meet SAP requirements and improve the property’s EPC rating. Through this, the house will become more marketable. It has been revealed that 84 per cent of people rate energy efficiency as an important factor in their next home.