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BI PV Uban Scale Project Summary
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Name projectSolarsiedlung Gelsenkirchen-Bismarck
Year2001-12-00 (Start operation date)
PV applicationInclined roof - mounted
PV power total80 kWp
LocationGelsenkirchen, NRW
Latitude/Longitude51°30'0"N 7°5'0"E
SummaryCompleted in 2001, this solar housing estate is the first one built in the “Ruhrgebiet”. It is situated on the outskirts of a former coal-mine and spans about four hectare. Built by two different building promoters this settlement is divided into a north and a south sector. The northern part mainly includes basements, massive constructions and inclined roofs in contrast to flat roofs and timber frame constructions in the southern sector. Thus, each house situated in the north sector provides itself with solar heat and electricity whereas the south is centrally organized. Besides a high thermal insulation each unit is equipped with a solar module generating 1,5kWp and 1kWp respectively, which equals a share of 40% of the overall power demand. Due to its early realization this settlement acted as example to encourage further projects. Since measurements were taken within a scientific monitoring the project served as basis to improve further projects.