Several labels or certifications (Energy-Carbon (E+ C-) reference, Effinergie, Minergie, BREEAM, LEED) take into account onsite energy production, allowing for the highest certification ratings. In a very concrete way with regards to the E+C- framework, our photovoltaic glass helps achieve a level 3 rating for the energy parameter. For commercial and office property, just installing solar panels on the roof is invariably insufficient given the available surface area and the building’s total energy requirements. The integration of solar in construction (Building-Integrated Photovoltaics “BIPV”) therefore needs to be extended to facades, opaque areas as well as windowed, fixed and opening.
Together with its partners, Sunpartner is developing innovative solutions to give facades energy autonomy, such as the removal of false ceilings, walls and floors inside a building for when air, heat and light come from the facade. The finalising of EU norm (EN 17037), that concerns lighting in buildings, will be happening soon, and this will establish relevant metrics:
+ The minimum amount of natural light in a building
+ The view on outside
+ The amount of time occupants are exposed to direct light
A PROJECT = A SOLUTION
Our team offers different formats in line with your building.
Our photovoltaic glass products are available in several designs:
Wysips® Glass, the semi-transparent photovoltaic glass
Available in different levels of transparency, stripes or micro-holes designs
Max. format: 1823 x 2411 mm
Installation: integration into standards frames, similar to classical glass products
Wysips® Cameleon, design-look photovoltaic cladding
Available in different colors and motifs
Max. format: 1192 x 792 mm
Installation : Use of standard fixing system, available on the market