A detached house in Upper Austria that is heated only using electricity. The power comes from the solar array on the roof. A smart system distributes it throughout the building, which lowers construction cost considerably.
A research scientists at NREL has developed a glass that provides shade and produces electricity. He is now working on improving his invention, so that it can then be turned into an actual product.
Siemens’ busbar trunking system: Ideal for use in solar power plants, where massive amounts of energy are often transmitted in very confined spaces.
Our partner Conexio offers Solar Age Club Members a discount of 10% on the attendance fee for this year’s Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Conference at Banz Monastery.
Scientists at the Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg im Breisgau have found a new way to manufacture so-called shingle modules. They glue the cell strips together directly. This results in colour-homogeneous, crystalline solar modules.
A new and interactive online map helps to highlight exemplary projects in modern city planning to do with solar systems. It is targeted at city planners and architects who are involved in implementing state-of-the-art city quarters.
There is one common problem with tracking systems: The trackers are susceptible to aerodynamically induced vibrations. This can be solved with a self-locking mechanism that transfers the forces to the individual supports.
At the BAU trade show in Munich, manufacturers of solar components present their solutions for façades and in-roof systems. The focus is chiefly on colouration, realised through a variety of technologies.
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