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BIPV Product Details
Name projectVIDURSOLAR: Glass-glass PV module for architectural integration
CountrySpain, Catalonia - Barcelona
Year2006-03-15 (Start of market availability)
PV applicationFaçade - transparent PV facade
Keywords(PV) transparent modules, (PV) building elements, (PV) façades, (PV) shades, (PV) pergola, (bipv) building integrated pv
© Vidursolar, 2007

Product summary
The PV module Vidursolar offers to architects extraordinary possibilities of design, both of the buildings outer skin as well as of the building interior space, by means of its selective light transmission properties. The functional characteristics of Vidursolar PV modules allow its use in multiple applications where both aesthetics and functionality are necessary: sunscreens, façades, curtain walls, glass flat roofs, roofs skylights, persolas, verandahs, etc. Designed as a high technology construction element, it can substitute conventional construction elements by assuming the same functions in terms of safety, solar protection, thermal and acoustic insulation; besides these properties, the PV modules also incorporate an innovative, aesthetical and ecological components. They are custom-designed elements, in order to provide maximum flexibility to an innovative architecture with a wide range of possible finishes, shapes and electrical configurarions.

Info on building integration of PV product
The VIDURSOLAR PV modules use polyvinyl butyral (PVB) as an encapsulant, which complies with the maximum safety requirements (endurance against rupture higher than 20 N/mm2). The VIDURSOLAR PV modules can be fit in any conventional façade structure, both by fixing its four sides and/or by point-fixing. The distribution of the solar cells in the PV modules is flexible and custom-made, according to the clients requirements; in the design process the available solar cells, number, distribution and type connectors are selected.

Product PV data
Start of market availability2006-03-15
PV application typeFaçade - transparent PV facade
PV product typePV glazing profile system
PV module typePV building elements - other
PV cell typeCrystalline silicon - unknown other or mixed
Total PV power sold25 kWp
Number of products sold190
PV power per unit of product0.07 kWp
BIPV market segmentCommercial buildings
Typical building applied inNon-residential buildings - >12 floors (high rise)
New/Retrofit/AddedSeparately added to the building

Special PV product info
Remarks and recommended reading
Start of product development2004-09-01
Stage of developmentcommercialized
Start of market availability2006-03-15
Certificate for PV product
PV product show addressMultifunctional PV parking in the Vidurglass company facility, Manresa (Barcelona)
PV module brand and type applied
PV inverter brand and type applied
PV database project applied

Name manufacturerVIDURSOLAR S.L.
Manufacturers contact personIngo Vosseler
Contact emailingovosseler@vidursolar.es
Contact address

PV product websitewww.vidursolar.es
Other websites

1. Description_Vidursolar_english.pdf (language: English)
2. Description_Vidursolar_espanol.pdf (language: Spanish)

(PV) transparent modules, (PV) building elements, (PV) façades, (PV) shades, (PV) pergola, (bipv) building integrated pv