From pv journal Germany

German system integrator Badenova has inaugurated the primary PV roof for the cycle path in Germany. The 287 kW set up is situated in Freiburg, within the southern a part of the nation, and relies on 900 translucent glass-glass photo voltaic modules provided by German panel maker Solarwatt.

The collection modules have a common technical approval from the German Institute for Constructing Expertise (DIBt). Subsequently they’re thought-about a regulated building product that can be utilized with out restriction within the personal and public sector. Photo voltaic modules may also be used for overhead and facade installations with out particular person checks and extra safety measures.

The photo voltaic array is 300 m lengthy and is situated close to the SC Freiburg soccer stadium, which is already geared up with a PV system utilizing heterojunction modules provided by Switzerland-based Meyer Burger.

Badenova’s Badenova Wärme Plus subsidiary collaborated with the town of Freiburg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Photo voltaic Power Techniques ISE to construct the cycle path. The Freiburg-based firm Clickcon gives the amplifying buildings.

The vitality generated by the ability – about 280 MWh per 12 months – will primarily be used within the laboratories and buildings of Fraunhofer ISE. The Freiburg Institute can be the lessee and operator of the ability and is accountable for monitoring.

“We have to rethink photovoltaics so we will combine extra tasks of this kind into the cityscape. This pilot mission exhibits how city areas can be utilized twice,” stated Heinz-Werner Hölscher, a member of the Badenova board.

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