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Name projectAles Tourist Office
CountryFrance
Year2001-04 (Start operation date)
PV applicationFa├žade - transparent PV facade
PV power total9.2 kWp
LocationAles
Latitude/Longitude44°7'18.39"N 4°4'49.33"E
SummaryThe municipality of Ales used the vestige of an eleventh century heritage listed church to create a tourist Office. The construction of three bays have increased the tourist office surface. A PV-system is integrated to each of these three bays. An isolating double glazing is mounted behind the PV-systems. There is a 11 cm air space between the PV-system and the double glazing. The air inside this space, warmed by the sun, pre-warm the building in winter and ventilate it in summer.The semi-transparent PV-modules have a brown anti-reflect coating, especially selected for esthetical aspects.
Keywords(bipv) building integrated pv, (PV) architecture, (PV) building elements, (PV) transparent modules

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