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BIPV Product Details
Name projectPV Quickstep
CountryGermany, Datteln
Year2003 (Start of market availability)
PV applicationInclined roof - integrated
Keywords(bipv) building integrated pv, (PV) building elements, installation, (PV) architecture
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Product summary
The QUICK STEP-Solar PV system has succeeded in integrating ecological solar energy production and modern roofing architecture. Solar modules are adhered directly onto individual QUICK STEP panels using a transparent high tech adhesive. The production of these solar panels is thus realized using progressive technology.The result is a durable flexible connection of RHEINZINK® and glass, which meets the specific requirements pertaining to light penetration, weather and aging resistance perfectly. When subjected to moist or dry conditions, cold or extreme heat – the adhesive strip maintains its performance. Durable ageing-resistance was established in extensive lab tests as well as in the field.

Info on building integration of PV product
Like the “normal” stepped roof, the QUICK STEP-Solar PV system is suitable for all roof pitches from 10° to 75°. Despite the photovoltaic equipment, additional fastening components are not required. The roof should have an orientation between southeast and southwest and not be shaded. Thanks to precise detail specifications, project planning is quick and manageable. Profile geometry allows optimum installation orientation from the roof ridge to the eave. They are installed with the aid of a plug-in system, without having to walk on the solar modules.

Product PV data
Start of market availability2003
PV application typeInclined roof - integrated
PV product typeProfile system in-roof
PV module typePV building elements - other
PV cell typeCrystalline silicon - unknown other or mixed
Total PV power sold0 kWp
Number of products sold0
PV power per unit of product0 kWp
BIPV market segmentResidential
Typical building applied in

Special PV product info
Remarks and recommended readingEach module has an area of 0,73m² generating an average output of about 68Wp
Start of product development
Stage of developmentcommercialized
Start of market availability2003
Certificate for PV product
PV product show address
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Name manufacturerRheinzink
Manufacturers contact person
Contact email
Contact address

PV product websitehttp://www.rheinzink.de/228.aspx
Other websites

1. Quick-Step-Solar-PV_en.pdf (language: english)
2. Quick-Step-Solar-PV_de.pdf (language: german)

(bipv) building integrated pv, (PV) building elements, installation, (PV) architecture