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Service Station, Expo 2020

Architectural system: 
Semi-transparent roof
Tilted roof
Building use: 
other
BIPV costruction year: 
From 2013
Source: 
Other
BIPV canopy of Service Station, Expo2020 © Sunovation
Location: 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The official gas station of the Expo 2020 in Dubai has been equipped with a BIPV canopy. It is the first LEED Platinum-certified service station in the world.

Aesthetic integration

The BIPV modules are part of a ghaf tree shaped canopy, an architecturally unique construction complemented by an energy-producing e-tree. They were developed in 3 different sizes in order to fit with the structure.

Energy integration

The high-efficiency BIPV modules are sloped installed to increase their production. In the canopy structure, LED are also integrated for illumination.

Technology integration

The 210 glass-glass BIPV modules (eFORM clear) were individually made by Sunovation. They are based on the PERC photovoltaic technology. Thay are integrated on the EFTE Cushion structure of the canopy.

Decision making

ENOC Group, the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, decided to incorporate solar PV panels to power its service-station network, aligned with the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 goals.

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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]: 
74
System size [m²]: 
476
Module size [mm]: 
-
Orientation: 
South
Tilt [°]: 
-

BIPV SYSTEM COSTS

Total cost [€]: 
-
€/m²: 
-
€/kWp: 
-

PRODUCER DATA

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

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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