TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF SOLAR-ACTIVE FAÇADES BY ENVELON
One façade system solution – endless scopes for all kinds of buildings
ENVELON has adopted a streamlined systems approach for solar-active façades and their solar glass claddings. Our system creates a custom-made façade design with neither causing headaches for architects nor having the costs of a custom solution. The technical design of our solar modules and the connection equipment remain the same, regardless of the building type or your façade system requirements.
Our customers decide how they want to use ENVELON’s experience and innovative technology. We provide a wide range of models and services for different kinds of buildings, from simply supplying the panels to a complete turnkey installation of the façade system. Whatever your construction or cladding requirements are, our network of experienced international partners ensures that your solar-active building project with ENVELON is handled with care and reliability.
Aesthetic solar façades for a new era of energy generation
ENVELON adds a new dimension to façades thanks to the combination of glass façade panels with an extraordinary design and integrated solar power through photovoltaic, with the glazing panels being available in different panel colors. An ENVELON façade fulfills all the functions of a conventional façade and, in addition, offers significant additional value: Solar façades by ENVELON reduce the building’s carbon footprint by utilizing the sun's light for the generation of green electricity – no matter which kind of building or structure it is. Moreover, the electricity produced by our building envelopes can directly be used for the building which makes our solar glass claddings an energy-self-sufficient solution that effectively helps to combat climate change and reduce CO2 emissions.
Dual-purpose building façades: combining technologies pays for itself
This combination is also what makes the ENVELON façade system so cost-effective. In contrast to conventional rooftop solar installations that typically only serve to generate power, the ENVELON system makes it possible to cover two technical aspects with one investment. This means that for building owners, it isn’t the total cost of the system that determines whether the investment is cost-effective, but rather the additional benefits of a photovoltaic glass façade compared to a conventional glass façade. Unlike a traditional glass façade, ENVELON’s solar energy façade pays for itself within just a few years, particularly in an era of skyrocketing energy costs, and continues to provide value for the owner for years to come – driven by the high energy efficiency of high-performance technologies and the power of the never-ceasing light of the sun.
Smart panel design for straightforward maintenance
ENVELON energy façade systems consist of two main components: the mounting system with electrical wiring and glass energy façade panels with integrated photovoltaics. The mounting hardware is hidden behind the architectural façade panels and the internal solar panel electrical connections are hidden by the architectural colors of the panels. Both the mechanical connections to the building and the associated electrical wiring conform to building and electrical safety codes.
The ENVELON system design simplifies the installation and maintenance of façades. The individual panels and components are simply clipped into the underlying structure, which makes it possible to quickly complete the construction of our solar façades. Later, if necessary, the façade panels can be replaced in a very short time, which further increases the sustainability of the investment and the durability of the panel system.
We can't guarantee the sun will always shine. But thanks to our comprehensive advice and service orientation, our customers are never left in the dark when planning, installing and operating our system.
Whether residential or commercial properties, multi-storey car parks, public buildings or specialist stores – buildings are everywhere. They surround us and shape our lives. ENVELON brings architectural beauty and solar energy together for a more beautiful and sustainable world.
Building-integrated photovoltaic systems are the sustainable architecture of the future and offer aesthetic possibilities for well-designed energy production. Explore unparalleled PV solutions for any areal requirement – from urban living spaces and sustainable logistics buildings to photovoltaic university buildings.
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