Solar building in Tübingen: AVANCIS PV modules shine ‘Westspitze’ in bronze

Solar building in Tübingen: AVANCIS PV modules shine ‘Westspitze’ in bronze

A new, energy-efficient commercial and office high-rise in a unique wood-hybrid construction was built on the site of the former goods station in the city of Tübingen. The new seven-storey commercial building ‘Westspitze’ is the flagship in the new city quarter of the old freight yard because the energy efficiency building is completely clad with PV modules on the façade. More than 600 bronze-colored solar façade modules from AVANCIS generate electricity with an annual forecast yield of more than 50 MWh. Thus, almost 30 tons of CO2 emissions are saved through the use of solar power per year.

11.11.2020

More colors, sizes and heights: SKALA receives again general building approval

More colors, sizes and heights: SKALA receives again general building approval

AVANCIS, the leading German manufacturer of premium photovoltaic modules, has expanded its SKALA architectural panel for energy-generating facades with decisive product features. In addition to more colors, lengths and higher flexibility for the type and direction of installation, SKALA is now approved for the façade use with wind loads for heights up to 100 meters. The multiple product design awards winner once again sets a new benchmark for electricity-generating façade cladding elements “Made in Germany”. In 2015, the frameless PV module with the hidden mounting system already initiated a completely new standard for solar façade modules as first glued laminated glass module of its kind receiving the German general building approval (abZ).

12.06.2020

AVANCIS and Smit Thermal Solutions team up with European research institutes HZB, CNRS and TNO/Solliance for higher efficiencies in CIGS.

AVANCIS and Smit Thermal Solutions team up with European research institutes HZB, CNRS and TNO/Solliance for higher efficiencies in CIGS.

Thin-film photovoltaic CIGS technology has seen considerable growth of manufacturing capacity in recent years. The environmental impact, especially the CO2 footprint of CIGS thin-film panels shows great advantages compared to other solar technologies. CIGS panels show good performance in diffuse light conditions and at high temperatures, and are tolerant to partial shading. Additionally, the aesthetic qualities and the possibility of custom colors makes CIGS a superior PV technology for the application in building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), e.g. in solar façades.

AVANCIS shows impressive solar sculpture at China International Import Expo. German CIGS manufacturer presents solar energy as INFINITY showcase made of thin-film modules

AVANCIS shows impressive solar sculpture at China International Import Expo. German CIGS manufacturer presents solar energy as INFINITY showcase made of thin-film modules

Torgau / Shanghai Hongqiao Center (CIIE) – November 7th, 2019 – AVANCIS, leading German manufacturer of premium PV modules, shows up with a unique construction at the 2. China International Import Expo, taking place from November 5th to 10th, 2019 in Shanghai. As a subsidiary of the Chinese building materials group CNBM, AVANCIS is showing the energy-producing sculpture THE INFINITY. The structure presents itself to the viewer from different perspectives as an infinity sign or an Eight, which stands for luck in China. AVANCIS already impressed visitors at CIIE last year with a twisted double helix structure with the SKALA product for façades and infrastructural facilities.