Glare-free glass and overhead modules in standard sizes
“One World. One Mission. One System.” This is the motto of Solarwatt's presence at this year's Intersolar Europe. At the trade fair, the German premium manufacturer will be demonstrating how to combine the energy revolution with sustainable transport and thermal energy by using Solarwatt’s integrated solar system, which has been expanded and improved with new features. Solarwatt’s Managing Director Detlef Neuhaus: "The global fight against climate change will only be successful if we think about the sustainable energy transition, the transport transition and the thermal energy transition as one. Our solar system integrates all household applications that previously consumed a lot of fossil energy - heating, cooling, hot water, and mobility besides electric power generation itself. If many households each save just a fraction of conventionally generated energy this way, we will get a huge step closer to the necessary CO2 reduction. With a small contribution by many, the climate goals are much easier to achieve. This is a much better path than abstract discussions on the large amount of CO2 that still needs to be reduced worldwide."
The Vision 60M black glass-glass module, which is black throughout, will now also be available with a glare-free front glass. This glass enables solar systems to be installed in areas where sunlight reflections should be avoided, like densely built-up family housing, where glare effects are particularly disturbing. In addition, the glass conforms to the recommendations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and can also be installed on buildings near airports.
Half-cell glass-glass module shown as a prototype
In addition, a further Solarwatt glass-glass module has passed the internal tests for the general building authority approval (ABZ). The framed 60 cell module will in future be permitted for installations as carport roofing and veranda canopies. The approval of the German Institute of Building Technology (DIBt) has already been requested. With the forthcoming approval, the Vision 60M build module is the first standard module to be regarded as a regulated building product.
In Munich, the market leader for glass-glass modules will also present their prototype of a half-cell module for the first time. "We are using this year's trade fair to get feedback from the market. When deciding on new products, it is important for us to have our customers on board," Detlef Neuhaus says. The special feature of the Solarwatt half-cell module is a patented technology that makes it possible to for the first time combine the benefits of the half-cut cell technology with all the advantages of a glass-glass module: In contrast to other manufacturers, the holes in the rear glass are located in areas uncritical for stability. In addition to increased performance and improved shading characteristics, the durability of the glass-glass module are fully preserved. (mfo)
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