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A roof that produces energy

A roof that produces energy It does’t stick out and it should not!
Because that is the true definition of a Building Integrated photovoltaic solution (BIPV), allowing the roof architectural lines to shine through.
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We make it easy Your roof is our mission! We know what you are after and have combined our experience in sheet metal with the modern solar technologies and the skills of our loyal installers to bring you a complete SolarRoof solution. Read more Want a stylish roof that produces energy at the same time?
Lindab SolarRoof is more than a roof, it is a journey where we have figured everything out for you: from the sturdiest of our roofs, to the latest technology thin-film solar panels, with high-performance harnessing solutions and the smallest installation details, so you can get the best out of your investment.
Solar energy at your reach Lindab SolarRoof is a modern solution of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) that qualifies for subsidies. Read more Transition to green energy solution receives subsidies and financing from authorities. It increases property the value and reduces your carbon footprint by producing clean energy for generations. For future generations Lindab SolarRoof will be producing clean electricity for you, improve energy rating of your home and hale us all in leaving a cleaner planet for future generations. Why solar?

At Lindab we have combined our 60 years’ experience in sheet metal processing with the timeless looks of standing seam and the latest technologies in solar energy harvesting to bring you the Lindab SolarRoof.

We are bonding flexible thin-film solar cells with roofing sheets in our production, to keep high quality standards, reduce installation time and save costs for you. Panel level monitoring and performance optimisation is added, to get the most out of the solar cells. Everything is then connected together, secured against elements and the energy is fed into the house’s main board.

Our solar cells are made with the latest CIGS (Copper-Indium-Gallium-Selenide) technology in an integrated production process and feature high energy yield in all light conditions, superior light spectrum acceptance and high shading tolerance. Overall, they work longer hours during the day, even in Scandinavian climate conditions. The uniform black appearance makes them the perfect choice for high-end architectural applications or heritage conservation areas.

The optimizers installed up on the roof ensure maximum power output and control each panel individually, which means that even if some panels are covered or in shadow, the remaining ones will perform at their best. In the same time, you can have more solar panels on the same roof, on different roof slopes. The optimisers act also as a safety switch, cutting the DC from solar panels to a safe 1V, if needed.

Being a Lindab solution, it comes without saying that Lindab SolarRoof is fully compatible with our well-known rainwater system, roof safety systems and other roof accessories.

Why solar? European Union has set itself an ambitious goal for 2050 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85-90%, compared to 1990 levels!

The Energy Roadmap set out to reach this long-term goal includes activities towards increased energy efficiency of the buildings and a clear focus to increase renewable energy consumption like solar energy.
Fight global warming
Why solar? At Lindab, good thinking is a deeply rooted philosophy that guides us in everything we do. We believe that good thinking makes good solutions to the challenges we all face. Good thinking is not only about making life simpler and more comfortable for you as our customer. It is also a matter of thinking in a global perspective, all the time. Knowing that we are helping to make the world a better place. Sustainable development Why solar? The sun has been powering life on Earth for generations. Harnessing its clean and free energy is now possible with Lindab SolarRoof. Our photovoltaic solution gives no greenhouse emissions to electricity generation. Moreover, solar cells have no moving parts and require minimal maintenance. By choosing Lindab SolarRoof you contribute for a greener future and your solar roof becomes an investment instead of a cost! Solar Energy

How solar works


Solar panels
When the sun rays (photons or particles of light) hit the solar cells it knocks electrons free from atoms which generates a flow of electricity. Solar panels consists of many solar cells that are connected to each other and by connecting the front and back of a solar cell, we are able to withdraw direct current from the solar cells. By connecting several solar panels into one string, you get a higher voltage.


An optimizer converts direct current to direct current while controlling the MPPT, this means that each optimizer can adapt individually to different conditions such as shading, angle and direction. An optimizer also monitors the panels and functions as a DC circuit breaker by only producing 1V when it is switched off (receives no signal from the inverter).
MPPT or Maximum power point tracking is a function of the inverter or optimizer where it is ensured that the solar panel always operates at maximum power. Since the solar panels do not always produce a constant voltage or current, this point must be constantly adjusted.


An inverter helps turn the DC current produced by the solar panels into AC power. Besides that, the inverter has other functions such as security, monitoring and optimization. Traditional inverters also have built-in MPPT that is looking for optimum (global) point for the entire string and not the panels individually. Modern inverters with optimizers is instead looking for individual points based on each panel and not the whole string combined. Therefore, not all panels are affected when a panel becomes shaded or gets a defect.


Energy meter
The energy meter measures the amount of electricity that is being used by the customer. There are several different types of energy meters and the main difference between an old version is that the new versions measures energy flow in both directions and can calculate which electricity that is being consumed by the customer and which is sold to the grid.
The energy meter communicates with the utility company, which then automatically pays you for the sold electricity.


The grid is suitable to having a lot of micro production all over the network, the main advantage is that the energy loss in the grid is much lower when you are producing electricity and your neighbour or nearby industry consumes it then when the utility company has to transport it over long distances.


The active area of Lindab SolarRoof works well in low light condition and has a superior spectre acceptance since our cells are produced in CIGS technology. South facing slopes are best suited for active area installation, but east or west-facing slopes can have good performance, as well. Even though we have panel level control, it is preferable to have the roof area free from obstacles and shadowing, as it can influence overall production even if only individual panels are affected. When preparing the quote, we estimate how appropriate a roof area is and how much energy can be produced. Lindab SolarRoof is best suited for roof slopes of least 3.3m in length.

Step 1 Roof surface &
Step2 Step 2 Quotation

After Lindab has received a quotation request, a sales man contacts the tinsmith to collect the necessary information about the roof. Lindab has a template which is being used to ensure that the right information is collected. This is to make the buying process as smooth as possible.

The quotation is delivered in two stages, where the first step is a quote describing the content, the product and the pricing information.

When the quotation is approved, a complete specification of the plant's yearly production, a layout, complete technical manual is attached. The offer is exclusive of assembly and cost of electrical installation. The tinsmith delivers the quote and includes the cost of installation.

Step3 Step 3 Subsidy

Many countries have subsidies that apply to renewable energy sources and initiatives to produce green energy. This is often a yearly amount of money that is earmarked for specific installations; therefor it is better to apply for the subsidy in an early stage.

Step4 Step 4 Contact the
network owner

After approved offer, the end customer together with the electrician will contact the network owner, send them the necessary information, and make sure that specific regulation and rules are acknowledged before the installation begins.

The electrician can help with the contact of the network owner and usually you can handle it digitally via the web site owner's website.

Step5 Step 5 Sell excess

In order for a utility company to buy the produced energy that is not consumed by the household, an agreement must be signed with the desired supplier. Contact your utility company to help ensure that the correct agreement and form are submitted.

Step6 Step 6 Delivery &

Delivery of Lindab SolarRoof together with additional roofing panels. This arrives with accessories, the inverter and optimizers to the desired address. User-friendly manual, product datasheet, layout and checklist are enclosed with the delivery.

The tinsmith assembles the solar panels according to the manual and prepares with accessories and fasteners for the electrical installation. The tinsmith should not install any electrical components; however, the tinsmith can plug in and mount the optimizers if the electrician then approves the connections. This can be advantageous because then the tinsmith does not have to come back after the electrician has plugged in the optimizers, which are easily connected through quick connectors.

Step7 Step 7 Electrical

The electric plug connects the solar panels and assembles cables to the position where the inverter is to be mounted. The inverter must be mounted and connected as instructed in the manual. Inverters and optimizers can be mounted outdoors and have a high efficiency and long warranty. The electrician does not need to connect any DC switch because the optimizers have that feature built-in. However, an AC switch is required between the inverter and the power supply.

In the power station, the inverter is simply connected to a separate fuse, which is connected between the main switch and the ground fault switch.

Step8 Step 8 Checklist

Before the network owner is advised about the completion of the installation, the checklist must be filled out. The checklist ensures that the installation is installed as directed and meets all safety and functional requirements. Thereafter, an announcement is made to the network owner that the installation is complete.

Step9 Step 9 Subsidy

Submit a form that the installation is complete to the Administrative Board to get approval for the solar cell subsidy. Attach copies of invoices, certificate for the person(s) who has invoiced the work and the installation date.

Step10 Step 10 Follow-up

Once the plant is running, it will produce electricity for over 30 years. However, for optimal production, we recommend that you monitor the panels at regular intervals. Through a visual inspection as well as a quick check in the app, you will also get an indication of whether there is any panel that is dirty or has an error that needs to be fixed.

10 steps to Lindab SolarRoof
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Each module produces approximatively 83 w/m2

The total cost depends on the roof type, color, coating and share of active roof area. Contact us for a detailed price quote and an energy production estimate.

Solar cells are activated by light, so even in the cloudy days they can produce energy. Their efficiency is increasing when the cloud cover is minimal and the sun is high above the horizon. Lindab Solar Roof is always a good idea when you have a roof slope towards the sun.

Best is to design your active roof area according to your current or forecasted energy needs. Have in mind that for each 1 kW you need an active area of about 13-15m2.

Energy production of your Linab SolarRoof is influenced by location of your home, roof inclination, position to the sun and share of active area. These, together energy cost at your current network supplier, subsidies and gains for energy delivered into the grid have direct influence on your roof pay-off time. When asking for al Lindab SolarRoof offer you will receive from an energy production estimate together with the cost of your project.

We are offering Lindab SolarRoof in a complete package, where solar cells are bonded to Lindab roofing sheets in a controlled environment, fee of debris, dust and humidity. Same time all accessories for Lindab SolarRoof are custom-made to suit function and aesthetics for a perfect result.

All connections are made with MC4 quick connectors, which are used to connect solar cells to the power optimizers and then to the inverter. Inverter is latter connected to the main switch board so you can use the clean energy inside your home.

Estimated operational life of our solar cells is over 30 year. The can for sure produce energy after that period.

Roofing sheets have the Lindab standard warranty, influenced by coating and environmental factors. Solar cells have a 10 year warranty for manufacturing, and 25 year for energy production (not less than 80% efficiency compared to installed power)

In our 10 step buying process you have the relevant information for your journey to a new Lindab SolarRoof, as well as when and where to apply for subsidies.

For a quick and efficient process feel free to contact us via the information in the contact section. We will be glad to assist you along the way with the right information and make it easy for you to get your Lindab SolarRoof

About Lindab

Lindab is an international Group that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes products and system solutions for simplified construction and improved indoor climate.

The products are characterised by their high quality, ease of assembly, energy efficiency, consideration towards the environment, and are delivered with high levels of service.

We simplify construction
At Lindab, we simplify construction because it is in human nature to build. By simplifying in every stage, we make it easier to build sustainably. We develop products with the environment in mind. We invent solutions that meet the demands for comfort, simplicity and energy efficiency. We do this so that you can continue building with a clear conscience – not just today, but also tomorrow.

We are driven by a strong passion and desire to continuously generate improvements
Partly for all the customers and partners who use our products and solutions, but also for the people who live and work in our buildings. We simplify construction and help to create a healthy indoor climate. This means that fewer resources are used and that people feel better and healthier. Our vision is partly about achieving the best possible indoor environment, where fresh air is a fundamental requirement. With passion and knowledge, we are now boosting our efforts to offer the market’s best indoor climate solutions in healthy, sustainable buildings.

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