Strauss Stima Tile

Strauss Energy

Strauss Stima Tile is a plastic roofing tile with an embedded solar panel that can power a home, and potentially sell power back to the grid.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Stima Tile is a Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) product consisting of a plastic roofing tile with an embedded solar panel. A system of Stima Tiles can be interconnected to an inverter, and charge and system controllers linked to a battery storage system, to provide electricity and potentially sell power back to the national grid. Alternatively, the system can be integrated with a compressed-air energy storage technology that can be shared between 5 – 10 households and provides clean water as a byproduct. This product was designed by Strauss Energy and is currently in the market. 

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Systems are designed, delivered, and installed by Strauss Energy. Currently, Strauss Energy partners with local housing developers, building constructors, and warehouses to promote the product.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The price depends on the size of the tile (8W, 24W, 50W, 150W, and tile blanks) and ranges from 16- 240 USD. A traditional household roof could cost around 15,000-25,000 USD.Interview with Strauss Energy 2020 The roofing tile system can be paid immediately or through monthly installments. Users can also opt for the integration of an air compressor unit for energy storage, Strauss Energy offers a unit that can be shared between 5 – 10 households at a price of 40,000 USD.

Strauss Energy can subsidize the products for cases where a Feed-in-Tarif (FiT) applies and they can sell power back into the grid.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors include solar roofing tiles technologies from Tesla, Hanergy and Eternit.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

This product targets both off-grid and on-grid users such as schools, hospitals and households.

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