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Fair Novelty for glasstec 2018

Glass-glass modules in special design

October 2018 - SUNOVATION introduces innovative glass-glass modules at the leading trade fair of the international glass industry. The exhibits will be displayed at this year's special show glass technology live 2018.

Exceptional aesthetics and an above-average solar yield characterise the SUNOVATION eFORM glass-glass modules. As part of the special exhibition, SUNOVATION will show samples of its colored glass-glass modules for building integration in various shades on a scale from light to dark, as well as BIPV modules in concrete, graphite and corten steel appearance. SUNOVATION's exposed glass-glass modules' design is a special feature that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the power-generating property. The employed photovoltaic-technology optically vanishes due to full-surface printing with UV-resistant and translucent special inks. Visually, they look like pure design glass and thus open up new design potential for the application of photovoltaic modules in building integration.  


Glass roof of an art museum in Moscow

SUNOVATION receives major order for glass roof of Russian art museum

February 2018 – Given the close cooperation with international architects, planning offices and metal construction companies, SUNOVATION received another major order for an internationally significant construction project. The new product line SUNOVATION eFORM unichrome, which perfectly meets the complex requirements of the architects, was particularly convincing. The project will be realised through the course of 2018.


Integrated Diode

SUNOVATION realises the first BIPV modules with integrated multi-diodes

May 2017 - For the first time in BIPV modules, SUNOVATION has achieved the integration of multiple diodes in the cell compound. Thanks to the innovative encapsulation technology, it is now possible to avoid a greater loss of power in a module that is used in a shading position for example, by using a corresponding number of diodes. The diodes are not – as usual – mounted on the back but can now be installed in the flexible silicone compound achieving permanent protection. Inform yourself about the various advantages of the SUNOVATION multi-diode!


Solar Roofing of a gas station

SUNOVATION receives another order for the roofing of a large gas station

March 2017 – SUNOVATION had already realised the first gas station with a complete solar glass roof in Germany in 2012. The same client has now commissioned the roofing of another service station.

The Pfennings gas station group built a large new SHELL gas station on the A46 at the exit Erkelenz. As with the service station built in Geilenkirchen in 2012, the roofing of the forecourt, as well as the vacuum cleaner and washing areas, were covered with solar glass elements. As a result of the cooperation success in the past, the client again chose SUNOVATION as the manufacturer for the solar glass modules. The project started in the 4th quarter of 2016 and was completed in March 2017. In May 2017, the service station was officially inaugurated.

Fair Novelty at Glasstec 2016

Curved glass-glass solar modules in new geometries

September 2016 – SUNOVATION, manufacturer of BIPV function glass for architectural applications, presents the largest curved solar glass module ever produced in unique geometries at this year’s “Glasstec” trade fair.

SUNOVATION produces customized glass solutions for facades and roofing with a focus on the integration of solar cells (Building integrated Photovoltaics – BIPV). All products are manufactured exclusively according to customer requirements. The aim is to be able to implement extraordinary designs with a high degree of flexibility and freedom, as well as to ensure the perfect aesthetic integration of the glass elements into the whole architecture.

With the silicone laminated glass construction developed by SUNOVATION, it is possible to produce even very large solar glass modules with a strong curvature in the known high quality. The modules impress with a choice of either convex or concave curvatures as well as printing that can be adapted to the aesthetics of the façade design. The glasses are thermally deformed and do not require a frame to support the curvature for installation. Due to the gentle embedding process, the modules are without any cell breakage and of high performance and durability.

The exhibits shown at Glasstec have the following characteristics:

• Composite: glass-glass module 2 x 6mm ESG curved / 2mm silicone gel
• Radius: 1000 mm in concave and convex design
• Dimensions: Height x Arch: 2280mm x 1330mm
• Surface: 3.03m²
• Weight: 97 kg
• Cells: 112 Mono Perc cells in black
• Module Power: approx. 520 Wp nom
• Printing: Full-surface printing on level 4