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ClimateHouse Weather

Architectural system: 
Opaque façade
Cold façade
Building use: 
office
BIPV costruction year: 
From 2013
Source: 
Other
BIPV façade of the ClimateHouse Weather building © Sunovation
Location: 
Karl-Legien-Straße 194a, Bonn, Germany

In 2015 WetterOnline’s headquarters were newly erected at the river port in Bonn, directly behind the Bonn docks and overlooking the Siegaue Nature Reserve. The building, called ClimateHouse Weather, was planned with special attention to the symbiosis of the nearby river Rhine’s ecosystem and the structure’s energy supply. One façade was equipped with BIPV modules provided by SUNOVATIION.

Aesthetic integration

The BIPV modules (eFORM color) offer homogeneous and straight dark surfaces. Coloured through double screen printing technique, they present an anthracite appearance. The adopted frameless curtain was system makes the mounting system invisible.

Energy integration

The BIPV modules are estimated to produce around 8.6 MWh per year.

Technology integration

Initially planned with thin-film PV technology, the façade was then realized with monocrystalline solar cells. The 330 integrated modules are glass-glass panels of 20 different sizes, supported by a backside glued frame.

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Data

PROJECT DATA

Project type: 
New construction
Building function: 
Office
Integration system: 
Opaque cold façade

BIPV SYSTEM DATA

Module type: 
Custom made modules
Solar technology: 
Monocrystalline Silicon
System capacity [kWp]: 
16
System size [m²]: 
210
Module size [mm]: 
20 different
Orientation: 
South-West
Tilt [°]: 
90

BIPV SYSTEM COSTS

Total cost [€]: 
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€/m²: 
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€/kWp: 
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PRODUCER DATA

Producer: 
Sunovation GmbH
Address: 
Glanzstoffstraße 21, Elsenfeld, Germany
Contact: 
info@sunovation.de +49(0) 6022 / 26573-0

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Karl-Legien-Straße 194a, Bonn, Germany

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