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A coherent concept which pays attention to energy efficiency, cost effectiveness and convenience as well as both healthy living and working are fundamental requirements for each project.

Consulting

  • Energy management for PV use during the design phase
  • System networking and system configuration in connection with PV
  • Conceptual design for PV applications in buildings
  • Design during initial planning for facades
  • Potential analysis for photovoltaics in buildings
  • Integration of charging stations into energy management

Planning & design

  • Design of PV elements according to architectural specifications
  • Planning of electrics (inverter) and wiring
  • Utilization planning of the facade
  • Verifiable structural analysis for all construction work
  • Installation planning for mounting systems and components
  • Yield simulation and shading analyses

Inverter design: To maximize efficiency, the component known as an inverter must be specifically adapted to the interconnection of the PV elements. The necessary calculations are done by using PVSOL software.

Array planning: Efficient electrical interconnection enables yield, wiring management and inverter specification to be optimized.

Schematics for PV systems: The detailed preparation of circuit diagrams takes place based on inverter design and module interconnection. The diagram shows the client and/or installer a graphic representation of all the electrical components such as modules, inverters, automatic circuit-breakers and wiring specifications.

Yield simulation: As PV system planning is very complex, several factors need to be taken into account, such as which way the system will face, different roof shapes and inclinations, sources of shade and the individual load profile as well as a precise calculation of output losses.

Structural analysis of glass elements: Analysis is based on the type of application, the type and thickness of the glass, its size, weather conditions (including snow and/or wind load), the installation method, the local environment and other factors.

Design & technology

Regardless of size and connection methods, PV elements can be customized by the colours chosen for the cells, glass and embedding material as well as the use of a special colour printing technique. Combining different options results in a huge variety of possible designs.

Apart from the shades of blue and black typical of polycrystalline and monocrystalline cells, they can also be produced in a choice of designer colours.

Other design options include the use of colours glass, mirror and anti-reflective effects, and matt glass surfaces.

Moreover, since embedding material is available in various shades of white, red, grey, blue and bronze, the possibilities for making solar modules with a unique design are virtually endless!

A special colour printing technique allows the glass back to be printed in its entirety in any design while the front can also be partially printed.

Geometry: Modules can be manufactured up to a maximum size of 2.15m x 3.55m. Apart from standard squares and rectangles, any other glass shape is possible within these maximum dimensions, e.g. round, trapezoidal or triangular. Various thicknesses of glass are possible depending on structural engineering aspects.

Connector design: Optical variations are possible by using visible or concealed connectors, including by means of coloured glass printing or a foil insert.

Connection types:

  • Side contact, concealed connection for glass-glass modules
  • Decentralized connection with sockets for positive and negative poles and central sockets to ensure flexible interconnection and module design
  • Multi-contact socket fitted on the back for central interconnection

Assembly & installation

We can take care of:

  • Installation of PV components and the DC network
  • Assembly by asola-certified trade partners
  • Construction supervision during assembly and installation
  • Service and maintenance including mandatory inspections