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Tommy Walsh selects Green Frog Solar for new Eco House TV series, starting tonight at 9pm on Discovery Real Time

London, 3 October 2007: Nu-lok, the award-winning global roofing company, today announced the launch of its new sustainable energy division, Green Frog Solar, which will deliver affordable, easy to install solar solutions - including PV (photovoltaic) panels and a new hot water system - to homeowners throughout the UK.

Tommy Walsh, the UK's favourite DIY TV presenter, has already selected Green Frog’s fully integrated solar PV (photovoltaic) roofing system for his brand new TV series Tommy Walsh’s Eco House, which starts tonight on Discovery Real Time at 9pm. This series sees Tommy and his team attempt to build a new home in 60 days for £60,000. Based in March, Cambridgeshire, the house is also being built in the most eco and cost-friendly manner possible, using construction materials which take into account eco benefits, cost, availability and ease of use.

Tommy Walsh commented on today’s Green Frog announcement: “Like many other people, I couldn’t get a government grant for installing solar panels on my Eco House. It is a widespread problem. Fitting Green Frog Solar via a NICEIC approved electrician overcame the dilemma, allowing us to install solar quicker and more cost-effectively than going through the government grant process. Green Frog Solar, when used with Nu-lok’s innovative roofing system, is a wonderful solution, enabling builders to install solar seamlessly – and the end result looks fantastic!”

Bob Hick, founder of Green Frog Solar and Nu-lok Roofing Systems, said: “Green Frog is the first company to make ‘going green’ painless and affordable for the growing number of people keen to make their homes energy efficient. Government grants are proving difficult and lengthy to source, plus the installation of solar has, until now, been fairly complex, to the point where would-be eco friendly homeowners are deterred from carrying out the solar installations they desire.”

Top five facts about Green Frog Solar:

1. Green Frog products make solar solutions affordable to more people. For a solar hot water system, for example, a typical 3-4 bedroom house would require 8m² of Green Frog’s Glass Solar Slates to provide sufficient heating, at a cost of £1,600 for materials.

2. Green Frog’s solutions provide not only an ongoing ecological benefit to the planet, but also a long-term financial benefit to consumers. For example, installing just 10m² of solar panels combined with a solar store can save up to 80% of the annual water heating costs of an average sized household. Also, any excess power produced can be sold back to the homeowner’s local supplier.

3. Although Green Frog products use the potential of our cleanest form of energy to operate, i.e. the sun, they continue to work efficiently even on cloudy days - as required when living in the UK!

4. Green Frog’s solutions are so easy to fit or retrofit that homeowners can literally organise installation themselves, via their preferred roofing contractor.

5. No planning permission is required when installing Green Frog Solar, as nothing is protruding from the roof once the system has been fitted.

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About Green Frog Solar

Nu-lok Roofing Systems ( - the award-winning global roofing company – has created a new sustainable energy division called Green Frog Solar, to deliver affordable, easy to install solar solutions to homeowners throughout the UK. Green Frog’s offering includes solar PV (photovoltaic) panels and a new solar hot water system, which integrate seamlessly with Nu-lok’s patented roofing system. With Nu-lok an established leader in innovative roofing systems, Green Frog was an obvious progression as solar is the way of the future in this era of climate change. Making solar available to the public in a simple, cost-effective way is a priority for Green Frog. For more information please visit:

For further information, images or to arrange an interview with Tommy Walsh and / or Green Frog Solar contact:

Sally Bratton
Bratton PR
Tel: 020 8582 1961 / 07930 301601

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