|BI PV Project Summary|
|Name project||Zero-energy house Kroon|
|Year||1993 (Start operation date)|
|PV application||Inclined roof - integrated|
|PV power total||3.8 kWp|
|Summary||Every year just as much energy is generated as is used in Mr. Kroon’s zero-energy house in Woubrugge. The house is provided with a sun roof that supports 30m² of solar cells as well as 12 m² of solar collectors for the heating of the house and for hot water. After some start-up problems, in 1995 the zero-energy goal was reached for the first time. That year the system produced 2675 kWh of PV solar power.
The solar cells, with a total power of 3.8 kWp, are grid-connected by 3 inverters. The frameless cells are ‘roof integrated’ in aluminum profiles. This was the first time solar cells also functioned as a watertight roofing. The project contributed to further development and improvement of roof and building integrated solar cells and their construction.|
|Keywords||(PV) rooftops, Zero-energy or CO2-neutral|