September 15th, 2016 - AVANCIS, leading German manufacturer of CIS PV modules, will launch his new architectural PV module PowerMax® SKALA at glasstec (Sep 20 – 23rd, 2016 Hall 11/D59), the leading international trade fair for glass production and processing.
The new freedom for architects and façade builders
Was the construction of photovoltaic façades previously an architectural challenge and linked to clear restrictions, architects and planners now receive a new freedom: The new architecture PV module SKALA from AVANCIS is not only available in different colors and sizes, the panel can be additionally installed both ways, in portrait and landscape format according to the regional requirements. Building engineers, architects and façade planners thus obtain the greatest possible freedom for design, planning and design of the building envelope.
‘Solar façades based on thin-film technology are unique solutions which enable high-quality, aesthetic cladding solutions. They are a real design alternative to traditional façades, and further they generate a significant portion of the energy needs of the building’, says Dr. Franz Karg, CEO of AVANCIS. ‘Our CIS thin-film technology already allows innately high color homogeneity. Thus, with SKALA we have developed an architectural module for the building sector, which not only meets the high standards of performance and design in solar façades, this will set new standards.’
Scalable in size and color
The architectural PV module SKALA is available in different colors and sizes and especially suitable for ventilated facades. Due to the singular mounting system of the module with solid back-rails on the back and no visible clamping on the front, the frameless architecture module inserts shapely into any façade construction.
PV module with General Building Approval sets new standards
Another key feature is the enormous power class of the façade module: Each standard sized black SKALA panel has an output of 135 Wp. Furthermore, this new architecture panel also owns the German General Building Approval (abZ), so time and cost consuming single project audit procedures can be left out right from the beginning.