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Persimmon Homes Chooses Clearline Fusion from Viridian Solar

Top Housebuilder in Group Deal with Manufacturer of Integrated Solar

December 2017

Roof integrated solar on a Persimmon Homes development

Viridian Solar today announces that it has agreed a national supply agreement with leading housing developer, Persimmon Homes Plc. Under the terms of the agreement, which runs until the end of 2019, Persimmon will exclusively use Clearline Fusion roof integrated solar PV modules on homes where solar is required.

Persimmon Homes is one of the largest housebuilders in the UK, completing the sale of more than 15,000 homes in 2016. Operating from 29 regional offices with national coverage, the company builds homes in local authority areas where planning conditions require renewable energy and in regions like Scotland where more stringent building regulations for energy efficiency are driving the use of solar.

Stuart Elmes, CEO of Viridian Solar said:"We're delighted that Persimmon has opted for our high-quality roof-integrated solar system for their homes. The new fixing requirements for tiles and slates, coupled with a drive towards better looking, next-generation solar means that more and more housing developers are choosing in-roof solar."

Jamie Bursnell, Group Technical Adviser at Persimmon Homes said:"After a thorough assessment of all the options for solar PV, we decided that the Clearline Fusion system from Viridian Solar offered us the best combination of quality, value and excellent aesthetics. Its high wind resistance, achieved without modification to the roof structure, gives us confidence to install across the UK while the proprietary fixing kits will help us ensure durable, safe and compliant installations every time."