Monier Group acquires technology for InDaX solar products from Schott Solar

The Monier Group is strengthening its position for the integration of PV products in pitched roofs and is acquiring Schott ­Solar’s InDaX technology for the manufacture of roof-integrated photovol­taics. The contract was signed on 16 August 2012 and, apart from the framing technology, includes the rights to use the InDaX name as well as patents related to the product.

The system is an essential part of the “portrait” roof and has already been launched in Monier markets in Germany, Italy and Southeastern Europe. Further market launches are planned for the United Kingdom and France in the course of this year. Through the acquisition Monier secures that both its own customers and customers of Schott ­Solar will continue to be able to be offered a premium in-roof product. “InDaX ­allows Monier to tap into promising new distribution channels in the PV market. We are building on a technology that will allow us to more strongly benefit from a trend that sees solar systems becoming independent of feed-in-tariffs and being increasingly used for decentralized own consumption,” explains Jens Milnikel, ­Director of the Business Line Solar Roof ­Systems in the Monier Group. Experts from this business line and the Technical Centre of the Monier Group had already closely cooperated with Schott Solar for the market launch and further development of the InDaX system, bringing in their leading expertise in pitched roofs.

Monier will not take over the PV laminate production but rather build on partnerships with established manu­facturers, purchasing their systems as it does for its ­other photovoltaic systems.

The equipment for framing and finishing taken over by Monier will be relocated to a company site north of Milan in Italy.


Related articles:

Issue 1/2017

Braas: Innovations for pitched roofs

With its new safety ridge system, Braas presented an innovative solution for the installation of a safety fixture under the roof covering. By means of a runner rail affixed under the ridge, roofers...

Issue 06/2013

Braas’ 60-Year Celebration

Monier Braas GmbH supplies one-stop material resources for gently pitched roofs. Everything from concrete/clay roof tiles to roofing system components, PV/solar-thermal systems and insulation, up to...

Issue 06/2013

German modernizers’ favourite roofs are sloped

All the steep-pitched roofs on privately owned homes and multi-family dwellings that were replaced or rehabilitated by modernizers in Germany in 2011 add up to an area equalling some 9?130 soccer...

Issue 5/2017 Life Herotile

Optimization of clay roofing tiles to improve the energy efficiency of buildings

On 22 June, in Nice, within the framework of the Annual Congress of Tiles and Bricks Europe (TBE), the Mid-Term Conference of Life Herotile was held, during which the partners of this project...

Issue 6/2018

Creaton concentrates on core business and invests in range for pitched roof accessories

As part of a strategic reorientation, the Etex Group has reorganized its roofing and fibre cement activities. As of January 2019, Creaton GmbH will focus as an independent corporate unit on the...