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Name projectZero-energy house Kroon
Year1993 (Start operation date)
PV applicationInclined roof - integrated
PV power total3.8 kWp
LocationWoubrugge, Zuid-Holland
Latitude/Longitude52°10'0"N 4°38'0"E
SummaryEvery 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

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