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Heliatek installs organic PV solar films on concrete

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:solar films? BIOPV? HeliaFilm?

Heliatek has distributed its power-generating HeliaFilms to China. According to the company, the building integrated organic photovoltaic (BIOPV) solar films were combined to concrete fa?ade elements to become the world's first BIOPV concrete fa?ade installation. They were installed at Reckli premises in PuDong, Shanghai.

Reckli and Heliatek have agreed on a development partnership for a green building solution based on HeliaFilm together with structured matrices of concrete, using building envelopes to generate power.

BIOPV concrete fa?ade installation

"This pioneering installation will set the precedent for similar BIOPV installations around the world to achieve the requirements for carbon neutral buildings that are self-sufficient in generating their own power requirements,"? commented Dr. Thomas Bickl, VP Sales & Marketing at Heliatek.?

The Reckli China office was chosen for installing the first HeliaFilm concrete fa?ade on an East, West and South facing fa?ade in order to demonstrate the superior harvesting factor under various mounting conditions that often occur in real world BIPV applications.

The power generated by each fa?ade is being individually monitored for comparison purposes. The installed capacity of around 20 square metres amounts to 0.62kWp and the generated energy is used internally.

-Paul Buckley
??EE Times Europe

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