BIPV - Building Integrated Photovoltaic

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Gas station in Geilenkirchen

Architectural system: 
Semi-transparent roof
Tilted roof
Building use: 
other
BIPV costruction year: 
From 2013
Source: 
Other
Semi-transparent BIPV roof system © Sunovation
Location: 
Sittarder Str. 112, Geilenkirchen, Germany

Semi-trasparent BIPV modules have been installed as an integrated roof on different stations of a modern gas station in Geilenkirchen.

Aesthetic integration

Due to the transparent appearance of the solar modules, open, light-flooded, yet protected areas have been created. The PV cells are completely visible as an instrument to communicate environmental consciousness.

Energy integration

The BIPV modules are estimated to produce around 45 MWh per year.

Technology integration

The 258 BIPV modules (eFORM clear) were project-specifically manufactured by SUNOVATION, in 20 different sizes. They are glass-glass modules, made of high efficiency PV cells and laminated safety glass.

Decision making

The initiator of this project, an ecologically committed operator of a major gas station chain, aimed to transfer the subject of environmental consciousness into the market for fossil energy. The assignment here was to design an exclusive, design-oriented roofing solution with integrated photovoltaic, aimed to incorporate and communicate into the world of gas stations the ideas „renewable energy“ and „climate protection“.

Lesson learnt

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Data

PROJECT DATA

Project type: 
New construction
Building function: 
Other function
Integration system: 
Semi-transparent tilted roof

BIPV SYSTEM DATA

Module type: 
Custom made modules
Solar technology: 
Crystalline Silicon
System capacity [kWp]: 
62
System size [m²]: 
700
Module size [mm]: 
20 different
Orientation: 
North-East, South-West
Tilt [°]: 
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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

Map

Sittarder Str. 112, Geilenkirchen, Germany

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