Rethinking solar

Something new under the sun

 

New Lightweight Solar

A new generation of architectural solar

Square Root Solar™ is an innovative and forward-looking provider of solar energy solutions for multiple applications at affordable prices.

We have undertaken a radical re-appraisal of all aspects of solar technology – in response to the evolution of the market and the arrival of new ultra-lightweight composite laminate cell technology.

SRS systems, with their specially developed, non-penetrative mounting method are easy to install and remove, offering maximum flexibility and cost savings to planners, asset holders, architects and engineers in all regions of the world.

The light weight, and complete adaptability of shape and scale, allows for the integration of solar everywhere in the built environment, including many applications that have up to now been impractical due to the weight and fixed dimensions of conventional glass laminate arrays.

Lightweight Composite PV

A world leader in the new era of lightweight solar

Square Root Solar systems are built around the latest composite laminating technology for high performance silicon wafers, developed for the aviation industry. Austrian company DAS Energy have pioneered and industrialised this technology, and have entered into an exclusive agreement with Square Root to supply lightweight PV for our transferrable systems.

All SRS lightweight structures for Rooftops, Masts and BIPV have been developed in partnership with ATC, another Austrian company, with whom we also have exclusive agreement for the R&D, prototyping, and manufacture of all SRS Mast, Roof and BIPV systems.

This synergy, between the parallel innovations in DAS Energy PV technology, Square Root design and ATC engineering, has put SRS systems at the forefront of a solar technology revolution, advancing the architectural integration of solar in a vastly extended market.

Square Root Solar™ are creating solutions for every aspect of this new era of lightweight architectural solar.

Integrated Solar Power

Square Root Solar™ Solutions

We have fully developed, tested and certified products for a vast range of applications, both on and off grid. We offer flexible solutions for BIPV, BAPV and LIPV (landscape integrated), and we work directly with architects to integrate PV into facades and building skins.

Square Root provide high yield industrial and domestic rooftop installations, both primary and secondary, including for structures that have up to now been too weak to support solar arrays.

Square Root Solar™ Masts provide point-of-use micro-generation for all kinds of applications, including lighting, road management and information, cameras, communications and connectivity, pumping and desalination, etc.

We can integrate solar into most aspects of roadway infrastructure such as embankments, acoustic barriers, lighting poles, signage and so on.

Square Root Systems are adaptable and affordable at every scale, and can provide self-contained low-cost installations for off-grid communities and emergency relief situations, bringing energy to otherwise deprived regions and populations.

Our vision is to provide low cost solar generation wherever it is needed, using fewer raw materials, simpler logistics and easy tool-free installation wherever possible.

Square Root Solar™ Solutions - Reliable. Adaptable. Affordable - Anywhere under the sun.

Unlimited applications

Principal Products

Square Root Solar™ Mast

SR SOLAR MASTS are a collection of solar street lighting solutions characterized by vertically integrated photo-voltaic cells mounted on all four faces of square profile aluminium masts.

Lightweight Hybrid masts are designed for simple logistics and installation as part of intelligent micro-grids, ensuring maximum autonomy and reliability. All battery, charging and control units are contained within the mast.

A remote cloud platform accessed by 3G/4G provides control, fault-finding and consistent reporting to ensure long system lifetimes.

Our solar masts are a proven product. Our data on existing projects has shown consistent yields with no fall-off, without cleaning or maintenance, over a number of years, even in regions subject to extreme heat and frequent sandstorms.

Lightweight rooftops

Principal Products

Square Root Solar™ Roof

SRS roof systems represent a major step forward in integrated rooftop solar technology.

The light weight and non-penetrative characteristics of SRS installations can address a vastly increased number of rooftop applications, without damaging the underlying asset. We can install high yield arrays on structures that have previously been unable to support them.

We are replacing asbestos roof coverings with solar systems without having to strengthen the supporting structure.

We are pioneering an integrated solar roof as a primary architectural element.

Solar skin

Principal Products

Square Root Solar™ Architectural BIPV

At SRS we are developing a range of products for introducing high aesthetic architectural solar into the built environment.

While some of this involves retro fitting into existing structures, we are however most interested in working directly with architects and materials engineers to explore ways in which a "solar skin" can be adapted to any project as a primary element. We have a number of projects under way in this area.

A World Leading Team

The Square Root Team comprises a core group of highly experienced renewable energy professionals with more than 20 years' experience operating in the commercial and government sectors, all committed to the advancement of the global transition to renewable sources.

Steven Scott, Founder and Design and Development Partner, founded Studio Steven Scott in 1997 and has 20 years of design experience in the architectural world. He then founded Scotia in 2009 based on his innovative and radical design for solar street lighting. He has become very active in the solar industry, with government level contacts in the UK and GCC. His designs for Scotia were recently awarded a Green Business Award - Highly Recommended prize in London.

Noor Fadel, Managing Partner and Head of Business Development, MENA. Noor has over ten years' experience in business development and project management of utility-scale PV, and has an extensive knowledge of PV, EPC and IPP projects in the region. Noor has a post-graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies (DAS) in renewable energy management from the University of St Gallen in Switzerland.

Paul McGonagle, Consulting Technical Engineer, has a distinguished track record in the development of Solar PV and smart grid technology. He was part of the early team of Solar Century in 2000 and was Director of Projects at Lightsource RE before joining the Department of Energy and Climate Change to work on the UK's solar strategy.

Michael Cleary, Head of Lighting Design, has a Masters (with honours) in Lighting Design from the University of Copenhagen, and a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He is a fully qualified electrician, specialised in light and energy, and has more than 10 years experience in architectural and construction projects.

The wider team includes the award-winning group of designers that founded Scotia in 2008. We have industry-leading engineers, project managers and consultants, with experience of providing solutions for all types of micro-generation projects throughout the world.