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BIPV Product Details
Name projectLafarge PV 700
CountryGermany, and Netherlands
Year1997 (Start of market availability)
PV applicationInclined roof - integrated: PV roof tiles
Keywords(PV) roof tiles
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Product summary
The PV-module PV-700 consists of a glass-glass PV-module, which will be placed in a plastic supporting structure, which is hold by metal fixings made from staineless steel. Each PV-module is taking the place of 4 roof tiles and is homogeneously integrated into the traditional tile roof structure. The glass-glass PV-laminates have 18 mono- or multicrystalline solar cells.

Info on building integration of PV product
Material: Plastic and metal. Dimensions: 1194 x 380 mm, each module 35 Wp, 20 modules are sold as 700 Wp package + inverter (SMA Sunnyboy). Weight: ca 9 kg per module, 20 modules for the PV-700 cover ca. 8 m sq, weight: ca. 240 kg.

Product PV data
Start of market availability1997
PV application typeInclined roof - integrated: PV roof tiles
PV product typePV roof tiles and singles
PV module typeLaminates - regular laminate
PV cell typeMixed
Total PV power sold0 kWp
Number of products sold0
PV power per unit of product0 kWp
BIPV market segmentResidential
Typical building applied inHouses - attached houses
New/Retrofit/AddedRetrofit building integration

Special PV product info
Remarks and recommended readingThe PV-700 system is available for the following tile types of the roofing material producer Lafarge: ‘Tegalit Novo’, ‘Frankfurter Tile’, ‘Double-S’, ‘Taunus Tile’ and ‘Tegalit’. Lafarge gives 10 year guarantee on the module performance. The PV-700 is certified according IEC 1215. The PV-700 system is designed as a set of 20 PV-moduleas with 35 Wp each, which are interconnected in series and directly connected with a string inverter SWR 700 from Sunnyboy. The Lafarge tiles are ceramic or made of concrete.
Start of product development
Stage of development
Start of market availability1997
Certificate for PV product
PV product show address
PV module brand and type applied
PV inverter brand and type applied
PV database project appliedWWF Panda houses

Name manufacturerLafarge
Manufacturers contact person
Contact email
Contact address

PV product website
Other websites

1. LafargeSolar.pdf (language: Netherlands | Nederlands)

(PV) roof tiles