Home | Intro | All Urban PV Projects | Best Practices | PV Communities | BIPV Products | Links | Credits

BIPV Product Summary
© ThyssenKrupp
Name productSolartec
CountryGermany, Kreuztal
Year1999 (Start of market availability)
PV applicationInclined roof - integrated
Keywords(bipv) building integrated pv, (PV) building elements
SummaryThyssenKrupp Solartec is a complete roofing and façade system comprising UNI-SOLAR® solar film laminated onto galvanized and plastic-coated steel sheet. In roofs it completely replaces conventional roofing systems and requires no additional substructures or other mounting fixtures. The system is ideal both for new buildings and for roof or façade renovation projects. ThyssenKrupp Solartec is suitable for both residential and industrial building. Single-shell elements are available in two performance types. The modules can also be supplied as sandwich elements with varying performance ratings. The large, unbreakable panels are easy to install, can be walked over and offer greater operating safety. Using steel sheet as the substrate makes it possible to realize complex building designs. In fact, the flexibility of our systems opens up interesting new architectural possibilities. Structural requirements relating to building height can be incorporated and out-of-the ordinary color designs accommodated, including the ReflectionsOne® color collection from ThyssenKrupp Steel.