The headquarters of Danish financial services company ALM Brand in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been successfully transformed to an “active energy generation” building thanks to its new façade. As part of the renovation, the 18 year old building’s ventilated double skin wall with integrated wind breaks and sun shades has been replaced with a contemporary façade which incorporates Pilkington Planar solar panels.
Alubel’s metal roof and wall cladding production facility in Bagnalo in Piano, Reggio Emilia, Italy is now equipped with a 544 kW roof-integrated solar power system. Installed by Conergy, the PV system utilizes around 2,300 Conergy PowerPlus modules which cover an area of more than 9,000 square metres atop the factory's metal roof. The system also has 33 Conergy IPG T converters.
The installation at the redeveloped Carrara stadium is equipped with a new PV roof installation, which is able to generate an estimated 20% of the stadiums annual energy consumption. The installation is five metres wide and build over 450 metres of roofing. 16 SMA Sunny Tripower inverters were installed geographically. Materials from the old Carrara stadium were recycled and used in the refurbishment.
Ballarat Univerity has the largest north-facing BIPV façade in Australia, with an impressive 200m². Schott Solar’s double glazed ASI- glass was used for the façade. Schott Solar’s ASI-glass product can be used in place of regular glazing and provides excellent thermal properties, being double glazed and with the ability to block solar radiation from entering the building. Consequently, a 40% reduction in air conditioning plant size was achieved by using ASI-glass, whilst also producing 7.3MWh of energy each year. The glass allows 10% of light to pass through, enabling excellent visibility.
Crissy Field Center's state of the art green education facility is an educational center located in San Francisco's Presidio and it serves as a hub of youth engagement for Golden Gate National Parks and a model program of the National Park Service. Luminalt Energy Corporation has installed a range of renewable technologies at the site, including a solar electric system, several types of wind turbines and an electric car charging station. Along with a rain catchment system and solar hot water system, the center uses these technologies to teach children about environmental responsibility and the feasibility of solar energy.
Maslan Farm is a Grade 2 listed barn conversion in Wiltshire. The roof of the conversion is equipped with a 1kW installation of Solar Slate panels.
This 241.31kW project is particularly high-profile, creating substantial public interest due to its technical complexity and the fact that the work is being undertaken whilst the station is fully operational. The project combines modern design, technology and sustainability with the flair of one of the UK’s most iconic Grade 1 listed buildings.
New Mexico’s first 1MW solar energy system is located in Albuquerque and nearly 5,000 Schott Perform Poly 220W modules are installed at the BIPV parking canopy at the headquarters of the Bell Group.
Renolit’s project is a so called Semi-BIPV system, a simplified integrated system, which is specified by French government regulations. The 3.9MW installation is equipped with 19,459 PV panels and Renolit’s Alkorplan in combination with the Alkorsolar fixing system and Renolit's mounting system.
This high-profile landmark building is equipped with 384m² of Romag Powerglaz solar PV panels to provide an elegant and robust exterior finish and a highly-visible statement to Newham Borough about sustainable energy. The façade system has a capacity of 50.1kW and an estimated output of 29,000kWh per year.