Estonian-Norwegian cooperation program “Green ICT”
Roofit.solar, a manufacturer of innovative solar roofs, started new ambitious development projects with the support of the Estonian-Norwegian cooperation program “Green ICT”. The company is expanding its production, attracting new investors and developing two new and unique electricity generating roofing materials.
Roofit.solar opened its first production building in Tallinn a year ago, however, today the production area has already been expanded twofold. The company plans to fully automate the production line and develop a solar roof planning software needed for global growth.
“Thanks to the new solar metal roof planning software, we can make the whole process more efficient. By 2025 there will probably be at least 10,000 our metal solar roofs around the world,” said Andri Jagomägi, CEO of Roofit.solar.
In parallel, the development of new products will start, which will make it possible to offer modular steel roof tiles, which will be similar to a traditional tile roof, as well as click-roof panels that would fit perfectly with the so-called classic profiles.
“The installation of clickable solar panels is faster and cheaper. Builders, architects and real estate developers are already in line to get this product for new roofs. We plan to enter the market with this product in 2021, because the demand for solar energy solutions in export markets is constantly growing,” Andri Jagomägi said.
“More and more customers are asking for a roof solution with solar panels and are pleasantly surprised to hear about Roofit.solar building-integrated solar panels. Thanks to the cooperation between Ruukki and Roofit.solar, the customer receives a high-quality two-in-one electricity-producing roof,” said Kristjan Keert, Baltic Sales Manager of Ruukki.
Roofit.solar is a fast-growing Estonian company that has developed a unique metal roofing material integrated with monocrystalline silicon elements. The innovative solar roof looks like a traditional steel roof and is electrically as powerful as conventional solar panels. Currently, standing seam solar panels are being produced that are integrated with Ruukki’s profile and fit well with Scandinavian architecture. More than 100 Roofit.solar roofs have already been installed, mainly in Estonia, but also in Sweden, Germany, Austria and Norway. The new Roofit.solar products are also suitable for those countries where stone tile imitation roofs are more preferred architecturally.
Project EU53899 „Roofit.solar process innovation for developing software and automated production line” has been supported by Norway Grants „Green ICT“ programme. The implementation period of the project is 15.07.2020-14.07.2023 and the amount of the grant is EUR 699 913. The project manager is Helen Anijalg ().
Roofit.solar innovative metal roof replaces traditional solar panels with a 2in1 roofing solution that produces electricity across a thin photovoltaic layer that covers a metal sheet. This makes installation of solar roof the same as that of a regular standing seam metal roof. Steel is the most environmentally friendly roofing material and recyclable for countless times, therefore, the use of metal roofs shall be encouraged. Roofit Solar Energy needs Norwegian Green ICT support to accelerate our processes in order to make this innovative material available to a large number of households dreaming of renewable solar energy.
The objective of this project is to innovate and automate the production process and sales tools of the innovative and sustainable Roofit.solar metal panels. We focus to develop a new Roofit.solar software, that can be used globally for designing and planning of metal solar roofs and facades.
This project will help to reduce the CO2 level by 200,749 tons annually after the end of the project. Taking into account the average lifespan of metal solar roofs which is minimum 30 years, up to 6,022,468 tons of CO2 will be diminished during this time. The impact will scale-up and accumulate in correlation with our production capacity due to innovation and automation activities. In order to achieve this desired environmental impact, we will develop a new software and a new production line.
We have a Norwegian partner, a roofing company Søran AS, which will contribute to the success of this project with their knowledge and experience.
The aim of Enterprise Estonia’s Norwegian program“Green ICT” is to support the sustainable development of Estonian entrepreneurs.
In addition, the company has opened an investment round for new investors. The total cost of the development plans for the period 2020-2023 is approximately EUR 2.4.
Project EU53901 „Roofit.solar product development” has been supported by Norway Grants „Green ICT“ programme. The implementation period of the project is 15.07.2020-30.09.2022 and the amount of the grant is EUR 601 147. The project manager is Helen Anijalg ().
The aim of the project is to develop two new products that help to diminish CO2 level. In Estonia, a single 10kW roof helps to avoid emitting 300 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere by consuming solar energy. This is the equivalent of driving around the globe 78 times . We believe this is a significant environmental effort. Everyone should invest in the future and contribute to the fight against climate change by having a metal solar roof.
Our innovative solar roof replaces traditional solar (PV) panels with a 2in1 roofing solution that produces electricity across a thin PV layer that is integrated into the metal sheet. This makes the installation of our solar roof the same as that of a regular metal roof. New panels would be easier and cheaper to install.
The main target groups are households and building owners (private or public), who want to contribute to the fight against climate change by having their own “green energy station” i.e. a metal solar roof. New products make it possible to choose between 3 different types. The environmental effect can be achieved globally, since our building material is universal and applicable for different climates and geographical locations.
The aim of Enterprise Estonia’s Norwegian program “Green ICT” is to support the sustainable development of Estonian entrepreneurs.In addition, the company has opened an investment round for new investors. The total cost of the development plans for the period 2020-2023 is approximately EUR 2.4 million.