PARKING UNDER A SOLAR ROOF
… at the newly built hardware store in Fürstenfeld
The newly built DIY superstore and garden center Hellweg opened its doors in November 2018 in Fürstenfeld, Styria. In order to create a comfortable shopping experience and to shield the customers from wind and rain, three carports have been built. Instead of a normal roof the three carports were equipped with a semi-transparent horizontal glazing made of laminated safety glass with solar cells. A total of 644 solar panels were installed over a total parking area of 2.300m². The installed capacity is 274 kWp, the photovoltaic systems generate a total of 246 MWh of solar power. The majority of the generated solar energy is intended for the use in the market or for the charging stations of electric vehicles.
Would you like to know more about this project?
In the latest issue 6/19 of the magazine Stahlbau with focus on “Steel and metal construction for renewable energies” you can find more information about the motivation behind building the new superstore, the photovoltaic system and of course the metal construction.
Click here to read the article (only available in German): (not free to download or copy!)