Marley expands roofing portfolio

MARLEY has announced it is adding to its roofing portfolio with the acquisition of Viridian Solar, a supplier of roof integrated solar panels.

With demand for sustainable solutions rising, Marley said the acquisition means it can provide a ‘single-source supply’ for a fully integrated solar roof system. 

Viridian Solar was established in 2003. The firm’s Clearline Fusion PV technology is behind Marley SolarTile, a roof-integrated solar panel solution launched last year. Marley SolarTile works with existing roof structures to directly replace roof tile sections and is described as a ‘quick and simple way to provide a greener and cost-effective energy source’.

Paul Reed, chief operating officer for Marley, said, “This is an exciting acquisition for Marley as we further strengthen our position as a single-source supplier for full roof systems.  As a market-leading organisation, Viridian Solar has, over the past two decades, continued to innovate and develop high quality solar solutions.  

“This complements Marley’s position and allows architects and builders to specify a complete roof system solution incorporating a solar panel technology, with the reassurance of our 15-year roof system guarantee.”