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Name projectGovernmental Quarter: Paul-Löbe-Haus
CountryGermany
Year2001-03-01 (Start operation date)
PV applicationFlat roof - mounted & mechanical fixing
PV power total123 kWp
LocationBerlin
Latitude/Longitude52°31'10"N 13°22'31"E
SummaryThe Paul-Löbe-Haus is part of the so-called "Band of the Federation" . It comprises public offices by the Members of Bundestag (German Parliament) and conference rooms for committees of the Parliament. The photovoltaic system has been integrated into the existing architectural concept of the building. There was a demand for shading-elements on the top of the glass-covered hall which is now served by SOLON-PV-lamellas. The Paul-Löbe-Haus-system consists of 6.048 SOLON-glass-glass-lamellas with a nominal power output of 20.3 Wp, each. Each of it contains three parallel connected, semi-transparent amorphous silicon modules. To meet the high aesthetic demands of the architects a homogeneous appearance of the active area has been achieved with a special cutting and laying technique. To cope with shadows cast by the surrounding metal construction and the inherent module-shades we developed an ambitious and innovative electrical layout of the thin-film lamellas.
Keywords(bipv) building integrated pv

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