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BI PV Urban Scale Project Details
Name projectKorea: Korea National Housing Corporation-Apartment
Year2006-00-00 (Start operation date)
PV applicationInclined roof - mounted
PV power total kWp
Latitude/Longitude36°37'0"N 127°30'0"E
Korea National Housing Corporation-Apartment
© S-energy co., ltd.

Project summary
The apartment buildings were built for low-income families by KNHC (Korea National Housing Cooperation) in new apartments’ area, Cheonju, Korea, located about 300km south west of Seoul. The community is leased apartments for 1 215 families, and 55-80m2/family. The national rental housing is a sort of public rental housing constructed with government financing and the National Housing Fund, and is rented to people who are houseless, or have low income, for a long-term and low price. KNHC purchases and repairs multi-unit tenement housing, and rents them to the vulnerable people who are living downtown at 30% of the market price so that they can dwell at their practical income level.

Urban scale PV aspects
As a new residential application, a 250kW PV system was applied to the apartment buildings. This new application is a monumental one, since more than half of Korean housing is now multi-family type.

Special PV project info
PV architecture and building integration
Urban planning issues
Economical and financial issues
PV ownershipBuilding owner: Korea National Housing Corp. PV owner: Korea National Housing Corp. PV energy user: Korea National Housing Corp.
Tariffs and metering
Info on grid issuesElectricity produced by the PV system is mainly used for public, e.g. streetlight, emergency light etc. Although the electricity by PV isn’t used for each family, the electricity is re-supplied because a whole family has electric hot water equipment.
Other info
Remarks and recommended readingKNHC & S-ENERGY are developing a technique for application of BIPV systems, currently. A closer application will be expected for a green apartment using self-production green energy to be built.

Other project data
Type of project
Other relevant aspects
Start of PV project
Start operation PV system2006-00-00
Main project leading companyS-energy co., ltd.
Main project contact person
Contact email
Contact addressS-energy co., ltd., 10th Fl., E&C Venture Dream Tower VI, 197-28, Guro-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul 152-719
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Urban district data
Kind of urban areaResidential - urban
Main building typesHouses - multi-story apartment building
Main PV area address

PV systems
PV applicationInclined roof - mounted
PV power total urban project250 kWp
Number of dwellings/units1
PV power per dwellings/units0 kWp
Main PV system typesGrid-connected - demand side
Main PV module typesFramed - regular module
Main PV cell typesCrystalline silicon - mono
PV module brand and typeS-energy co., ltd.
PV inverter brand and typeFronius

PV cost and energy production
Total PV system investment1 Euro
Average PV modules only costs
Total PV energy yield0 kWh
PV energy user owner

Projects websitehttp://www.s-energy.co.kr
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