The Odersun solar modules, which are just under 4 metres high and 1 metre wide, cover the whole building. Made from 25mm-thick break-proof security glass, the PV modules act as façade elements and were specially developed and manufactured for this project.
Ortner + Ortner developed this idea with students from the university, with Odersun acting in a supportive capacity to work out the electrical concept and the construction.
“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to implement such a unique project with such a reputable partner,” says Dr. Hein van der Zeeuw, CEO of Odersun AG. “It gave us the chance to show how much flexibility is possible in the field of solar construction and also the unusual module sizes that can be produced, without any compromises in terms of design and functionality,” he explains.
Thin-film solar modules, such as those produced by Odersun, are particularly suitable for use in BiPV, because they offer very good yields even in shade and at high temperatures, and even if they are not optimally aligned to the sun.