Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fielders Goes Solar!

Fielders Goes Solar!


Fielders released this 6 hours ago- or near enough! Through Twiiter & YouTube!!!




Have a look at the video - will report on some of the clips shortly - looks like a Kalzip solarclad product but will confirm later.

Check out Kalzip PDF and Unisolar in the meantime! The images in the video are the same as those in Kalzip promo! Corus owns Kalzip who is owned by TATA - who is in bed with BlueScope??? But Corus is also in partnership with Uni-Solar who has an Australian distributor that mainly deal in retail but do sell the flexible Unisolar panels for roof sheets. Corus & TATA are also behind the Dyesol developments!

Whats going on with this? Probably a good move for Fielders!

The advert is also well done! ?

12 comments:

  1. The Fielders sound track is a Beatles song - called "Here comes the sun" - great choice for solar!
    See it here at YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6tV11acSRk
    Only 33 million plus views already!

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  2. fielders will be targeting the domestic market with this one, apparently the solar can go on their c-dek (centenary) and corrogated. can only be a good move for fielders

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    1. If it's Uni-solar - then at 373mm wide - would it be suitable for corro? - The C-Dek and wideclip or similar would suit better and the commercial market in the US is the big buyer! As it looks like a Photovoltaic laminate in the video! How much $ per square meter and what is the watts/square meter!

      But Fielders are going down the right track with the laminate solar systems!
      The Uni-solar PDF is here:
      http://www.uni-solar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/PB_ePVL_Technical_Data_Sheet_EN_(AA6-3624-04).pdf

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    2. ive heard fielders have found a way to make it suit corrogated and have courted serveral big builders who are keen on it

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  3. That's good - the biggest problem with solar installations has been the voiding of the roof installation and product warranty once solar panels have been installed. If a manufacturer and approved installer does the work - then the manufacturer automatically approves the system! Currently all solar panel installations have voided their roof and product warranty!

    Home owners have no idea of the complexity of these problems - leaks, storm damage, insurance, rusting, incompatiable materials etc. The only problem is all rebates will end July 1st 2012 - but Fielders should apply for a ASA, BSA etc compatability to mitigate climate change!!!!

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  4. if it is attached directly to the roof sheeting, wont this cause corrosion issues? Looking forward to the corro pics.

    Roofer I am disappointed that you are showing a bias again with your YouTube video selections. There should be equal exposure for all companies or non at all. True Oak is being flogged to death... and to be honest I'm bored with it; its exposure in the market has been bought so far - solar to me is a area which there is still room for development and with more market possibilities; Fielders are making ground but potential warranty issues are my only concerns. Both Stratco and Fielders are leading the way in this area.
    Keep an eye on OST - something is going on here beneath the surface.

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  5. SW,
    The title SW is "Weekly Featured Videos" - as the name implys -it will be changed WEELY - unfortunately for your viewpoint - it starts with Revolution this week! But it starts somewhere and next week who knows? The article above happens to Fielders.
    Keep tuned!

    OST has already spent their Steel CO2 credit and is now not looking certain in the iron ore export! Who knows!

    Solar is still risky at the momment as most residential buyers have already committed - the housing market is dead - can't see big returns in this area. Retrofits of large commercial sheds etc are the big movers in the USA.

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    1. i heard fielders rolled some 122mt sheets in WA today using aramax

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    2. Tinman,
      Yes! Saw their new BLOGsite - will be good if regular articles keep flowing. Good promo for Aramax at 122m - Is this the longest roof sheet rolled in Australia or only for Aramax?

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    3. i believe its the longest full sheet length rolled in australia

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    4. The WesTrac project was an excellent achievemnet! Congratulations to all parties that delivered the record breaking sheets.

      To view the latest on Whats Next for Aramax? visit www.fielderssteel.blogspot.com.au

      We look forward to sharing more great news stories in coming weeks.

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  6. http://www.ctlx.com.au/facilities.html
    this article details that when the Aramax machine was owned by Brice Engineers that they rolled sheets on a cattle pavilion which were 144m long....
    tinman is expansion an issue with the product? i know they crane the rollformer onto the roof but even then 122 or 144m lengths would be interesting to handle even on a calm day.

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