SRS Energy's Sole Power Tile™ Obtains UL 1703 Certification

-- SRS Energy's Solar Powered Roofing Tile is the First Curved Solar Module to comply with UL 1703 --

Jun 29, 2010, 09:14 ET from SRS Energy

PHILADELPHIA, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SRS Energy, leading developer of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products, announced today that its Sole Power Tile has obtained an Intertek ETL Listing for UL 1703 certification, the industry stamp of approval for product safety.  Additionally, the Sole Power Tile (pronounced so-lay) has been recognized on the California Energy Commission's (CEC) list of Eligible SB1 Guideline Compliant Photovoltaic Modules.  Designed to seamlessly integrate with mission-style clay roofing products, the Sole Power Tile is the first curved solar module in the United States to meet the requirements for this recognition.

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"This is an important accomplishment for SRS Energy and for the builders, architects, and contractors who are considering solar roofing for their projects," said JD Albert, CEO of SRS Energy.  "UL 1703 certification provides our customers with independent verification that the product is well constructed and safe.  This is the first BIPV solar roofing tile to visually integrate with profiled roofing and comply with national codes and standards, marking a significant milestone for the industry at large."

Established in 2002, ANSI/UL 1703 is the industry standard for ensuring the safety of photovoltaic modules.  In 2007, the CEC Eligible Modules list was created.  Customers applying for financial support from the state are required to purchase CEC approved modules.  While California is home to over 80% of the solar power installed in the U.S., additional states have also benchmarked the specification of CEC approved modules as a prerequisite for incentive support.  

Introduced in 2009, the Sole Power Tile is a designer solar product, fusing the financial and environmental benefits of solar power with elegance and durability.  SRS Energy and US Tile, the largest manufacturer of clay tile in North America, have partnered to launch the Sole Power Tile system in select California markets with a nationwide rollout of the product to follow.  

About SRS Energy

SRS Energy develops and manufactures premium solar roofing tiles designed to integrate with traditional roofing products. Through partnerships with roofing manufacturers, SRS Energy enables customers to capture the benefits of solar power while preserving the aesthetics and integrity of premium roofing systems.  SRS Energy is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.  For more information, visit


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