Perfect Solar Company Ltd

PROJECT OVERVIEW: Perfect Solar Company’s sister business already sells a range of precision manufactured, recycled polymer roof tiles with excellent green credentials. Perfect Solar contacted CREST with a plan to develop a range of photovoltaic (PV) roof tiles to compliment the range. These have been designed to both improve the current aesthetics of solar panels and reduce and make simpler the installation of PV.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES: The plan was to use CREST’s expertise on alternative energy and intellectual property protection to reach a collaboration agreement with a large PV supplier.

PROJECT SOLUTIONS: The company applied for short term support from CREST and during that time the team reviewed their patenting, licensing and IP arrangements, preparing them for engagement with suppliers. We assisted them with accessing finance and prepared background materials for their grant applications. Finally, our BDM arranged a visit to FabLab to look at opportunities for 3D printing of PV roof tiles moulds. The product is still in development, with the hope of launching within the next year.