Bahamas Industries and Construction Company Ltd (BICC) has been granted approval by The Ministry of Public Works of The Bahamian Government to use the intriguing insulating solar tiles known as 3 IN 1 ROOF.
This system was requested for routine use by BICC subsequent to Bahamas Building Code (BBC) acceptance due to 3 IN 1 ROOF system’s high-wind and hurricane protection.
Bahamas Building Control Officer, Mr. Brent Ferguson P.E. has recently validated the use of the 3 IN 1 ROOF under the islands’ Product Approval standard for 3-years providing strict installation guidelines as stipulated by the manufacturer are adhered to.
What’s cool about the 3 IN 1
In addition to extreme weather protection, the 3 IN 1 ROOF generates 1 kW of power for every 100 sq.ft. as it simultaneously blocks solar gains from penetrating through the roof into the structure. This not only results in significant thermal comfort within the living area, but eliminating solar gains enables battery storage directly beneath the slope roof deck which maximizes energy flow from the 3 IN 1 solar modules into the batteries.
When one considers incorporating Miami located Becnan Construction Services Inc., who repurposes retired steel shipping containers externally sprayed with insulating 3lb foam similar to the embodiment of the 3 IN 1 ROOF tile, the opportunity to vastly assemble affordable hurricane proof residence and business establishments that never lose power for all the island nations is a cool opportunity.
One can envision thousands of modest to large container dwellings that all act as mini power plants that will generate, store, transfer and share 99.99% reliable solar energy to a future infrastructure of sanitation/water filtration/ recycling facilities, along with new sewers/roads/street lights/car charging stations and more.
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