News and current projects from Sunovation

Colored BIPV-Facade in Regensburg

#Construction Update

Elsenfeld, September 2023 – A building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) facade in the color "champagne" is currently under construction in Regensburg. The color of the eFORM unichrome glass-glass modules (ColorQuant collection) harmonizes wonderfully with the metal facade elements, which are installed in the facade in a material mix with the BIPV modules. SUNOVATION manufactures all glass-glass modules in Germany.


Dreßler Bau Gmbh becomes a shareholder of SUNOVATION GmbH

New co-shareholder

Elsenfeld, August 2023 - The Aschaffenburg-based company Dreßler Bau GmbH joins SUNOVATION as a co-partner. In response to the increasing demand for building-integrated photovoltaics, further expansion of production capacities and important innovations by SUNOVATION are planned. In the future, Dreßler will therefore accompany SUNOVATION as a strategically important investor.


Two strong companies with deep roots in the region

With a company history of 110 years, Dreßler Bau GmbH is an established construction company in turnkey building construction. Headquartered in Aschaffenburg and with six locations in Germany, Dreßler Bau achieved sales of EUR 348 million in 2022. SUNOVATION is one of the leading companies in the field of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). Both companies specialize in architecturally appealing building solutions, especially facades, and manufacture their products regionally in Bavaria. The bond also results from shared corporate values and a passion for responsible and sustainable building.


Increasing demand for building-integrated photovoltaics

With many years of expertise in the construction industry, Dreßler will expand SUNOVATION's network. With a strong financial position, SUNOVATION can continue its growth course and meet the increasing demand for building-integrated photovoltaics. Heribert Ley, who has been managing the operational business of the company since 2011, will remain in charge of the company's management.


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Dreßler Bau GmbH         


Small-format solar modules for integration into exposed concrete facades

Photovoltaic facade aligned for optimum yield


Elsenfeld, July 2023 - As part of the SOLARcon joint project, an architecturally sophisticated, curtain wall facade made of exposed concrete with integrated, yield-optimized small PV modules from SUNOVATION has been developed. The exceptional design of the modules causes an optimization of the energy yield during the course of the day as well as a unique visual effect. Depending on the viewing angle, the visibility of the modules changes and creates a dynamic facade effect.

Kleinformatige Solarmodule von SUNOVATION ermöglichen eine optimale Ausnutzung aller Fassadenformen und Ausrichtungen. Mit farbigen Modulen der Serie SUNOVATION eFORM unichrome Kollektion ColorQuant können Akzente gesetzt und individuelle Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten gewählt werden. Zum Abschluss des Förderzeitraums wurde eine Demonstratorfassade beim Projektpartner Hering Bau fertiggestellt und eingeweiht. Das Projekt wurde vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz gefördert.



Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig - ai:L - Architektur-Institut Leipzig

Fraunhofer-Center für Silizium-Photovoltaik CSP

Technische Universität Dresden – Institut für Baustoffe

Hering Bau GmbH




Intersolar Europe 2023 - High-performance colored solar modules

SUNOVATION eFORM unichrome - ColorQuant Collection

SUNOVATION eFORM unichrome collection ColorQuant_Intersolar 2023

Elsenfeld, June 2023 – Intersolar Europe takes place in Munich from 14 - 16.06.23. SUNOVATION partner Ceramic Colors Wolbring's booth (Hall C4 Booth 157) will feature colored photovoltaic modules SUNOVATION eFORM unichrome from the current ColorQuant collection. Manufactured in Germany, the glass-glass modules are ideal for creating high-performance colored photovoltaic facades. A palette of 15 architectural colors is available for selection, as well as the option of object-specific coloring.

Bethmann Bank blog post about solar facade from SUNOVATION

"Sustainability - Black Power Plant"

Nachhaltigkeit - Schwarzes Kraftwerk

Elsenfeld, May 2023 – The sustainability blog of Bethmann Bank Frankfurt reports on the black photovoltaic facade by SUNOVATION at the MVZ Marburg, with its visual and sustainable enhancement of the building in the course of a renovation. You can find the entire blog post hier.