The playground canopy at the Taipei European School (TES) was designed by the renowned Taiwanese architect Kuo Ying-Chao from Bio Architecture Formosana in the form of a Frisbee. The PV Frisbee has been installed above the school playground as a canopy to provide shelter from sun and rain for the children. With a light transmission of 30%, each module allows just enough light to penetrate while at the same time operating as a sun shelter for pupils during their break times, providing a comfortable outdoor play area. abakus’ system has a capacity of 6.8kW and is equipped with 32PV transparent double -sided modules by a2peak as well as three inverters 1x SB 3000, 2x SB1700.
As a Public-Private Partnership project (PPP), the PV Frisbee was realized with financial support from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and the German energy agency (dena). Project manager abacus solar further worked in co-operation with Melcher’s Trading, a2peak power, AUO Corporation, Bio Formosa architects, SMA Solar Technology and the TÜV Rheinland.
abakus solar AG, founded in 1995, has its headquarters in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, with further offices in Cologne, Munich and Berlin.