Custom-made photovoltaic modules for creative building integration
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Architects | Engineers
NEW: VSG-DesignPV – the new limit-less dimensions, creative architectural design with photovoltaics!
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Photovoltaic modules in laminated safety/insulated glass:  Electricity production via a supporting element!
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From spectacular large projects to private house construction – what we realise today, was the future only yesterday!
  • Abschattungslamellen
    Brise soleil
  • Terrassendach
    Terrace
  • Wintergarten
    Conservatory
  • Dachverglasung VSG
    Glass roof
  • Dachverglasung Isolierglas
    Insulated glass roof
  • Balkon
    Hand rail
  • Kaltfassade
    Ventilated facade
  • Isolierglasfassade
    Insulated facade
  • Schallschutz
    Sound protection
  • Kunstwerk
    Art installation
  • Mobile Anwendungen
    Mobile solutions
  • Abschattungslamellen
    Brise soleil
  • Terrassendach
    Terrace
  • Wintergarten
    Conservatory
  • Dachverglasung VSG
    Glass roof
  • Dachverglasung Isolierglas
    Insulated glass roof
  • Balkon
    Hand rail
  • Kaltfassade
    Ventilated facade
  • Isolierglasfassade
    Insulated facade
  • Schallschutz
    Sound protection
  • Kunstwerk
    Art installation
  • Mobile Anwendungen
    Mobile solutions
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ertex solar offer to all architects, façade constructers and building owners limitless architectural design possibilities for the integration of photovoltaics into building structures. With individually produced, custom-made photovoltaic modules in laminated safety glass from ertex-solar, creativity is barely confined. XL-size photovoltaics and an almost inexhaustible variety of shapes and surfaces, allow the precise creative freedom that today’s architects require.

Limitless architectural design

ertex solar is a subsidiary company of Ertl Glas AG, one of Europe’s leaders in the production of laminated safety glass (LSG). The renowned glass company, specialising decades ago in LSG-Technology (laminated safety glass technology) and for over a decade now with its daughter company, ertex-solar, have supplied laminated safety glass photovoltaic modules for  façades, over-head glazing, conservatories, balustrades, sound insulation, etc.

The scale of the installation plays a minor role: from spectacular large-scale projects on all continents (for example the 2,700 m² façade covering of the Telecom Towers in Karthoum) to the private house of a local property owner – ertex-solar always stands as an innovative and experienced module producer, the knowledge, aesthetics and solar energy  generation symbiotically combined.

Synergy effects for outstanding GIPV designs!

GPIV stands for building integrated photovoltaics and characterises the multi-functional, architectural and structurally engineered flawless integration of photovolatic modules into the building shell.

The range of photovoltaic modules in laminated safety glass (LSG) technology from ertex-solar can be divided into three main parts:

1. Laminated safety glass modules for façades and over-head glazing
2. Laminated safety – insulating glass modules, for vertical or horizontal applications             
3. Laminated safety – thin glass modules

These three basic technologies can now be perfectly combined with a variety of module shapes – polygons, circles and segments, ellipses, flat, curved, etc.   and in addition, a range of different degrees of transparency, surface and module colours!

VSG-Design


VSG-DesignPV, the newest furore in photovoltaic architecture!

At Intersolar 2013 ertex-solar presented for the first time, under the name VSG-DesignPV, an innovative unique module program which is, again, one large step closer to architects’ wishes being completely fulfilled. For about a year, ertex-solar had set in place a research program with its goal being to make photovoltaic panels, on the one hand, optically homogeneous, but on the other hand, offering more colour options for façade design. This is achieved through front mounted, special screen printing. This allows the eye of the beholder – depending upon the printed pattern – an increasingly homogeneous appearance to the modules, until you finally ascertain, from the minimum of viewing distance, that no more photovoltaics exist behind the glass façade. Of course this optical concealment does affect the performance yield of typical PV-modules, however, due to the special printing technology from ertex-solar, losses are absolutely restricted to those within sensible limits. For the first time now, power production using photovoltaic technology can be achieved without the typical glitter or octagonal-look of conventional modules, which often does not go hand-in-hand with the overall architectural design concept.

The interest at Intersolar, after the launch of the new VSG-DesignPV modules can, without exaggeration, be described as enormous. Hundreds of architects immediately recognised the seemingly unlimited possibilities, moreover, this in combination with the already mentioned shapes and load possibilities of the LSG-panels from the Austrian manufacturer. Thus, now the most architecturally demanding facades are realised in different colours under the implementation of photovoltaics, the PV cells being seen less, hardly or not at all – depending upon the design vision. In addition to the screen-printed front glass, the reverse-side glass can be structured and coloured. Alternatively, the solder joints in the modules are coloured, visibly concealing them. Even combinations and possibilities that were not taken into account by ertex-solar can be developed in collaboration with creative architects.

Determined through using extensive measurement results, a mathematical model was created, with which the efficiency of individual modules can be accurately predicted depending upon their colour and degree of transparency. In each case, without the need for a costly and time-consuming series of modules and flasher-measurements being necessary. The freedom provided in line with the long-standing motto from a glass and photovoltaics specialist: what we realise today, was the future only yesterday!

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