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The Castelet clinic in Saint-Jean-de-Védas in the south of France was built during the 1960s and raised by a half storey in 1989. Last year it got a brand new zinc roof with photovoltaic panels. The owners chose zinc for its ecological qualities and because of the strong relationship they have enjoyed for several years with the installation company.
An initial successful collaboration decided Sophie and Maguelonne Di Fazio, the owners of the Castelet clinic, to rely totally on Yannick Le Crom - site manager and head of sheet metal work with Techni-bois – for design, choice of products, administrative paperwork and installation. “We had a free rein to define the project, except for two points: the colour, which had to blend with the slate roof of an adjoining building, and the weight, which had to remain limited” explains Yannick Le Crom.
These two conditions and the sustainable building approach chosen by the owners led the company to propose the new VMZINC integrated solar solution, made up of photovoltaic panels equipped with high efficiency monocrystalline silicon cells glued to preformed ANTHRA-ZINC panels.
The panels are available for flat or curved roofs in VMZ Standing seam and VMZ Roll cap, and are equipped with one or two panels with 93 Wc or 2 x 93 Wc power.
Castelet clinic , France
Architect: Yannick Le Crom
Instalator: Yannick Le Crom
Techniques: VMZ Standing seam,
Surface aspect: ANTHRA-ZINC®
The VMZ Crystalline photovoltaic panels are delivered ready to install.
The photovoltaic panels are easy to transport and handle.
The installation of the panels is no different to that of standard Standing seam panels.
Flashing is also identical.
The only difference from installation of standard Standing seam panels:
leave a space for the electric box in the decking.
Electric connection is done on the underside of the cold roof, in the air gap or in the roof void.
Perfectly integrated into the zinc panels, the photovoltaic panels make it possible to preserve the rhythm and appearance of standing seam roofs.