AVANCIS launches new CIS module SKALA for solar façades - scalable in size and color

9/16/16, 8:00 AM -

AVANCIS will launch his new architectural CIS module PowerMax SKALA at glasstec in Düsseldorf next week. The frameless 135W module is scalable in size and color and is especially suitable for ventilated facades.

The 135W BIPV module PowerMax SKALA from AVANCIS is available in different colors and sizes. It will be presented at glasstec in Düsseldorf September 20-23.

Was the construction of photovoltaic façades previously an architectural challenge and linked to clear restrictions, architects and planners now receive a new freedom: The new architecture PV module SKALA from AVANCIS is not only available in different colors and sizes, the panel can be additionally installed both ways, in portrait and landscape format according to the regional requirements. Building engineers, architects and façade planners thus obtain the greatest possible freedom for design, planning and design of the building envelope according to the company.

CIS technology allows high color homogeneity

“Solar façades based on thin-film technology are unique solutions which enable high-quality, aesthetic cladding solutions. They are a real design alternative to traditional façades, and further they generate a significant portion of the energy needs of the building”, says Dr. Franz Karg, CEO of AVANCIS. “Our CIS thin-film technology already allows innately high color homogeneity. Thus, with SKALA we have developed an architectural module for the building sector, which not only meets the high standards of performance and design in solar façades, this will set new standards.”

Solid back-rails in the back, no visible clamping in the front

The architectural PV module SKALA is available in different colors and sizes and especially suitable for ventilated facades. Due to the singular mounting system of the module with solid back-rails on the back and no visible clamping on the front, the frameless architecture module inserts shapely into any façade construction.

General Building Approval saves time and money

Another key feature is the power class of the façade module: Each standard sized SKALA panel has an output of 135 W. Furthermore the panel SKALA Black in its standard size also obtains the German General Building Approval (abZ), so time and cost consuming single project audit procedures can be left out right from the beginning.

The new module will be displayed at glasstec in Düsseldorf, September 20-23, Hall 11/D59. (HCN)