Author: JasonPerkins

Renowned global entrepreneur Elon Musk’s latest product offering, solar roof tiles, are being left in the shade by similar products manufactured by an emerging Australian company. Mr Musk, who helped pioneer PayPal and Tesla become international giants, this week launched sales of its latest product offering,...

      Tractile will be at the Melbourne DesignBuild Exhibition at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre 04-06 May as we won an Incubator Award for innovative product: http://designbuildexpo.com.au/designbuild-incubator/ DesignBUILD is the ultimate industry event for Landscape & Outdoor, Structural & Materials, Interior Fixtures & Finishes and Technology, bringing...

Building-integrated photovoltaics – or BIPV – combines the next generation of smart materials with the latest in PV tech, and it’s coming to a building near you. "History is littered with technologies that were touted as the next big thing, but ended up being little more...

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) are modern materials that replace conventional materials as part of a building’s structure and also incorporate photovoltaic (PV) components, which are used to generate electricity or heat. In recent years BIPV materials have been commonly used in parts of the building envelope...

DEFINITIONS Building integrated PV (BIPV) is the integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) power as a multifunctional building component (Prasad and Snow, 2005). BIPV, therefore, ensures the integrity of the building’s functionality as a building product as defined by EU Regulation No.305 (EU, 2011). This is distinct...

Innovative building products manufacturer Trac Group Holdings is helping to pioneer low pitch roofing solutions for the Australian and global housing markets. To meet the growing trend for low pitch roofing the company’s patented Tractile roof tiles are designed to be installed at minimum of 10...

Our Tractile products are extremely strong. They do not corrode, dent or break, unlike concrete, metal and steel roofing. They also score exceptionally well on strength testing and environmental specifications. The innovative Tractile roofing products are made from composite materials with superior performance attributes. Its interlocking...

Australian company Trac Group Holdings has created a range of roofing products that have the potential to transform the world’s roofing industry. The Queensland company has spent $3 million over the past eight years researching, developing, patenting and testing its range of range of innovative roofing...

Innovative roof tile manufacturer Trac Group is teaming up with a property developer to help create a luxury Brisbane acreage estate that is inspired by sustainability. Brentnall Luxury Homes is collaborating with Trac Group and other companies to create energy-efficient luxury homes at the Araluen the...

On Friday 14 June 2013 TRACTILE won the Queensland Premier’s Sustainability Award for Innovation in Sustainable Technology. This award is given to an organisation or individual developing and/or applying latest technology that goes beyond current best practice to achieve environmental benefits to improve business sustainability. The...

Tractile Solar Horizon has been the recipient of the JEC Asia 2012 Innovation Awards for Energy. Over the 14 years, the JEC Innovation Program has involved 1,600 companies worldwide. 157 companies and 359 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations. Created in...

CEO Jason Perkins recently visited Melbourne for the Australian Solar Council's Solar 2015 Exhibition & Conference. The conference attracted over 3,500 registered delegates from all around the world over the two days. There were 40 exhibitors and 3 different conference streams ongoing throughout the exhibition. Read more...

THE Gold Coast company behind a solar power-generating roof tile has earned a $236,000 grant from Commercialisation Australia as it prepares for market launch later this year. B-Pods won the grant as it moves to introduce its Tractile product range into the Australian and international markets....