Earlier this year, Metl-Span introduced CFR Insul-Solar, which is a roof-integrated photovoltaic system that combines the company's CFR insulated standing seam roof panel with UNI-Solar thin film solar laminates.
The system, which comes with a 20-year warranty, includes solar installed on the roofing, cable trays, and all the electrical parts. Metl-Span says the payback could be 10 years or less, depending on the state.
The CFR Insul-Solar is available in panel module widths of 36" to 42", panel thicknesses of 2" to 6", and panel lengths of 8' to 53'. The CFR panel provides an insulation value of R8 per inch, and Metl-Span has 11 pre-designed roof systems ranging in size from 1.5 kW to 120 kW.