Alternative Energy

MASPI, aware of the growing need of the photovoltaic market, has developed and patented two projects for the installation of PV modules on pitched or flat roofs.

For pitched roofs Maspi has developed the INTEGRO project, a practical and functional solution which is able to accommodate photovoltaic panels by integrating them in a natural way on roofs with tiles or Portuguese shingle roofing.
To make a bi-dimensional element like a photovoltaic module with a tri-dimensional structure like the one of a tile roof, was a great challenge.
Thanks to the cooperation with innovation professionals, technical experts in this sector and companies, which produce and distribute photovoltaic systems (Sorgenia Solar), it was possible to create an integrated and patented system.
The created solution called for the creation of a specific polymer, Starclay®, finalized to allow the production of the necessary roofing tiles with a specific relation between thickness/weight. Weight is an important element for the final quality of the installation and for the wind stability.
Specific tiles are created in Starclay®. These tiles can be linked to the traditional tiles in fire-resistant material on the one hand and to the anchoring systems of the photovoltaic panel on the other.
Thanks to the mechanical resistance of the material it is possible to fix MASPI's tiles to the roof beams both with screws and with nails.
The material has a very high dimensional stability, a low thermic expansion coefficient, a good thermic insulation, an excellent resistance against UV rays and shocks.
The Starclay® tiles used in our Integro system are totally recyclable at the end of their life.
Integro has been recognized by GSE (Gestore Servizi Energetici - the Italian supervising authority for energy systems) as an innovative system and receives the highest possible state incentives. (link INTEGRO GSE)

For flat roofs MASPI has developed the SOPHIA project, a functional and practical solution which is able to accommodate standard PV modules. The system was presented at the SOLAREXPO 2012 held in Verona.

The main features of the SOPHIA system are: 
  • Monolithic structure
  • Same structure for ballasted and anchored version
  • Easy to install
  • Reduction of installation times
  • Economically convenient (minor cost compared to our competitors)

A specific compound Restylon® - G30 (structural composite technopolymer charged with glass fibre) was developed. Its mechanical and physical features preserve the product for all it life cycle.

Other important features of our SOPHIA system are: 
  • Reduction of the number of holes in case of anchored version
  • Pre-assembled frame ready to accommodate PV modules
  • Possibility to be installed by only one operator
  • High resistance also in marine areas
  • Recyclable at the end of life

To reinforce its commitment in the (GREEN ECONOMY), MASPI, together with renewable energy experts, has founded a spin-off company named SINTERGI.
Sintergi is specialized in the installation of residential photovoltaic systems and has very quickly gained a leading role in the installation of photovoltaic systems with a power up to 50 kW.

SOPHIA: Photovoltaic Installation System for Flat Roofs
SOPHIA: Assembling Instructions for the Ballasted System
SOPHIA: Assembling Instructions for the Ballasted System

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