Greentech Lead U.S: SunPower Corporation announced that
systems integrator Kubokura Densetsu has signed a supply agreement for its T5
Solar Roof Tile.
Kubokura will install the T5 Solar Roof Tile on four
leased rooftops in the Kanagawa Prefecture.
Kubokura will sell the electricity generated by the
540-kilowatt solar systems back to the grid through the local utility. The
clean energy generated will be enough to serve more than 180 homes.
“We chose the T5 Solar Roof Tile system because it
gave us maximum installed capacity on limited rooftop space,” said Satoshi
Kubokura, senior managing director. “With 20 percent efficiency
solar panels integrated into the all-in-one system, coupled with a
non-penetrating installation that does not require anchoring the system to the
roof, the T5 Solar Roof Tile is easy to install and minimizes waterproofing and
structural risks on the rooftop surface.”
Tilted at a five-degree angle, the T5 Solar Roof Tile is
the non-penetrating photovoltaic rooftop product that combines solar panel, frame
and mounting system into a single pre-engineered unit. The T5 Solar Roof
Tile interlocks for wind resistance and secure installation; its patented
design is adaptable to virtually any flat or low-slope rooftop.
The high efficiency E20 / 327 Solar Panel is integrated
into the T5 Solar Roof Tile.
“We are well positioned in the Japanese market with
our high-efficiency technology, and with our first T5 Solar Roof Tile supply
agreement, we’ll increase our share of the rapidly-expanding commercial rooftop
segment,” said Tom Werner, SunPower Corporation president and CEO.
“Kubokura and the utility will benefit from SunPower’s leading technology,
more than a quarter century of experience and our commitment to guaranteed
Kubokura will begin system construction at the end of
this year and expects completion next February.