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  • Atelier Offices – GebäudeEnsemble Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau Headquarters of MR SunStrom GmbH (© SunStrom GmbH).
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  • Atelier Offices – GebäudeEnsemble Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau Detail view (© SunStrom GmbH).
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Atelier Offices – GebäudeEnsemble Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau

A 29 kWp building integrated photovoltaic system (BIPV) is installed on the street-side pitched roof of the building complex, which houses the Europe...

A 29 kWp building integrated photovoltaic system (BIPV) is installed on the street-side pitched roof of the building complex, which houses the European Headquarter of MR SunStrom GmbH. Annually, the solar array produces more environmentally friendly power than the tenants of the building consume. In addition, the system saves the environment approx. 15 tons of CO2 per year.

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  • ADAC Headquarters © ADAC e.V.
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  • ADAC Headquarters Detail view of a roof of the ADAC headquarters.
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ADAC Headquarters

SunStrom built a large-scale photovoltaic system on the building of the German General Automobile Club e.V. (ADAC) new headquarters in the Bavarian...

SunStrom built a large-scale photovoltaic system on the building of the German General Automobile Club e.V. (ADAC) new headquarters in the Bavarian capital Munich. The imposing administrative complex combines the six ADAC branch offices under one roof.  Besides the offices, there are also a conference centre, a printing plant and canteen and restaurant facilities located on the approx. 130,000 m² premises.

The extraordinary architecture of the new ADAC building represented a complex challenge for implementing the PV system. This was due to the consistently organic form exhibited by the five-storey base construction, surmounted by a 90 m high office tower, which encloses a spacious partly roofed inner courtyard like the points on a star.  The interior of the base structure is split up into five zoned sections, and on each of the roofs is located a technical centre. Although these structures are set back from the façade, they follow its curved form. This therefore gives rise to five individually shaped solar energy roofs - sophisticated special structures, requiring exact detailed planning as well as a sure instinct for the assembly.

Thanks to their completely black optics, the over 1,500 installed frameless solar energy modules (glass foil laminates) provide an elegant appearance for the photovoltaic system. This system achieves a nominal power of some 214 kWp and forms a key component of the ADAC headquarters' energy concept.  Due to a relatively high base load, the electricity generated is not fed into the public electricity grid, but consumed directly in the building.

Aerial view video of the ADAC headquarters [YouTube]

ADAC Headquarters Reference Sheet [PDF]

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  • The Self-sufficient Energy House The self-sufficient energy house by HELMA.
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  • The Self-sufficient Energy House Pre-condition for the electricity self-sufficiency: the electric energy storage (accu) (© SunStrom GmbH).
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The Self-sufficient Energy House

This innovative house of HELMA Eigenheimbau Corporations with 162 square metres of living space was newly developed in the last two years under the...

This innovative house of HELMA Eigenheimbau Corporations with 162 square metres of living space was newly developed in the last two years under the direction of Professor Timo Leukefeld together with SunStrom.

The house draws its entire yearly energy requirement solely from the sun itself. Because of this, the entire south-facing roof is used: the solar heat plant in the upper part produces the thermal energy required, the solar electricity plant in the lower part produces the electrical energy required. What is exceptional about this is that both systems are equipped with appropriate storage technology in order to bridge over periods of scarce sunlight, and even periods of no sunlight at all. Thus, for the first time, you can be completely independent from the public power supply, and the energy footprints reached to date of ultra-low, zero or positive energy houses have been surpassed. Real self-sufficient energy has been achieved as the result.

SunStrom is primarily responsible for the concept of generating and storing solar electricity during the development of 'the self-sufficient energy house'. Solar modules were chosen for the aesthetically pleasing rooftop solar power system which has a capacity of 8.2 kWp.

The heating and the hot water supply of this residential building are not stream-based as often is the case (for example, with an electronically operated thermal pump), but instead they function with the aid of a solar thermal plant. In this way the entire solar electricity produced can be directly used for one's own employment of household appliances. Hence the so-called primary energy requirement (energy requirement of the entire housing technology) in the energy self-sufficient house comes to a total of around 1,500 kWh (kilowatts per hour) every year.

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  • Horse Racetrack at the Galopprennbahn Dresden Horse Racetrack at the Galopprennbahn Dresden (© SunStrom GmbH).
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  • Horse Racetrack at the Galopprennbahn Dresden Detail view of the free field (© SunStrom GmbH).
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Horse Racetrack at the Galopprennbahn Dresden

This 2,34 MW particularly flat-built open-area installation p in the inner area of the racecourse is the largest solar energy plant in Dresden and...

This 2,34 MW particularly flat-built open-area installation p in the inner area of the racecourse is the largest solar energy plant in Dresden and also the largest inner-city solar energy system in the whole of Germany.

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  • BOSCH Parking Garage © Airport Stuttgart.
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  • BOSCH Parking Garage PV system on the roof of BOSCH Parking Garage.
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BOSCH Parking Garage

The solar power plant, installed by SunStrom on the rooftop of the distinctive BOSCH parking garage at Stuttgart’s state trade fair grounds (Messe...

The solar power plant, installed by SunStrom on the rooftop of the distinctive BOSCH parking garage at Stuttgart’s state trade fair grounds (Messe Stuttgart), spans one of Germany’s busiest highways, the A8.

SunStrom, under contract by Bosch Solar Energy AG, began installation of the 970 kWp solar power plant for the Stuttgart Airport GmbH in September 2009, and completed the system in just 4 months.  Each of the two parking garage “fingers” is outfitted with 8 rows consisting of over 2,000 mono crystalline Bosch solar power modules, for a total of 4,238 modules. The solar power plant will generate approx. 870,000 kWh of eco-friendly energy per year in an area of 7,000 square meters. This is enough energy to supply 250 four-person households annually with power.

The realization of the solar power plant was riddled with challenges.  Architecturally, the parking garage’s two rooftops are three-dimensional masterpieces.  The rooftops are sloped not only over the length of the building (max. 12.6% slope) but also over the width of the garage (max. 7% slope).  The curvilinear rooftops required detailed and exact planning and installation of the system so as to avoid shading of the modules. Additionally, the foundations of the modules had to be specially designed and individually plumbed.  During installation the highway remained open.  It was essential that SunStrom ensure the safety of the automobile traffic passing under the construction site.

After successfully meeting the many challenges such an innovative project poses, the mark has been set for solar power projects in the future.

BOSCH Parking Garage Reference Sheet [PDF]

www.airport-stuttgart.com

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  • SDEA PV system on the façade of the SDEA administration building (© SunStrom GmbH).
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  • SDEA PV system on the façade of the SDEA administration building (© SunStrom GmbH).
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SDEA

In December of 2007, SunStrom installed a PV system on the façade of the SDEA administration building in Troyes, France (Syndikat Départemental...

In December of 2007, SunStrom installed a PV system on the façade of the SDEA administration building in Troyes, France (Syndikat Départemental d’Energie de l’Aube – Subsidiary of the French public utility company EDF). The curved façade required exact planning and individual design of a mounting system from SunStrom.

The solar modules, with a nominal power of 22.12 kWp serve a double function as sunshades. The modules produce annually approx. 18,800 kWh clean power while shading the building’s interior offices from the hot summer sun. The chosen modules are double glass modules allowing diffuse sunlight through.

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  • BMW World BMW World in Munich, Germany (© SunStrom GmbH).
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  • BMW World BMW World in Munich, Germany (© SunStrom GmbH).
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BMW World

The only of its kind customer and delivery center, BMW World in Munich, Germany, was recently completed and opened its doors to the public. BMW World...

The only of its kind customer and delivery center, BMW World in Munich, Germany, was recently completed and opened its doors to the public. BMW World in Munich, designed with a similar philosophy as the popular VW Gläsernen Manufaktur in Dresden, Germany, offers its guests not only the opportunity to experience the BMW brand, but also take in events, concerts and exhibitions.

SunStrom installed a building integrated photovoltaic system (BIPV) on the expansive roof area (ca. 16,000 sqm.) of BMW World. The roof integrated solar arrays have a total nominal power of 824 kWp and consist of 3,660 individual solar modules. The solar arrays were carefully arranged to provide a designer aerial view of the building’s “fifth façade,” seen not only by air traffic, but also by the visitors of the nearby Olympic Tower built for the 1972 Summer Olympics and the BMW Group Building known as the “4 Cylinder.” The placement of the modules and the pattern they created was of major architectural importance. The narrow access paths between the black, shimmering module rows are constructed of stainless steel panels and form together with the solar arrays a net-like pattern.

BMW World-Reference sheet [PDF]

www.bmw-welt.com

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  • Solar Sports Hall Solar sports hall Vetschau, Germany (© SunStrom GmbH).
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  • Solar Sports Hall Solar sports hall Vetschau, Germany (© SunStrom GmbH).
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Solar Sports Hall

With the building of a solar sports hall as a replacement for two old ones for the Dr. Albert Schweizer school complex, the city of Vetschau, Germany...

With the building of a solar sports hall as a replacement for two old ones for the Dr. Albert Schweizer school complex, the city of Vetschau, Germany is setting new standards in energy efficiency. The solar sports hall was built as a passive house. The term "passive house" describes a specific energy standard of a building, in which a major part of the energy requirement can be saved by means of optimal insulation and energy recovery technology as well as by the use of waste heat (from persons or technical devices such as the main inverter). The total energy requirement for running the sports hall is thus only approx. 80,000 kWh a year.  

Equally energy efficient is the 176 kWp sized photovoltaic plant located on the roof of the building and constructed by SunStrom. The energy generated by the almost 1,000 solar modules installed is about 150,000 kWh a year. The building therefore "generates" more energy than needed to run it. By this means, even the plus energy house standard is complied with, making a key contribution to maintaining a liveable and healthy environment.

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  • VON ARDENNE PV system on the façade of the VON ARDENNE company building (© SunStrom GmbH).
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  • VON ARDENNE PV system on the façade of the VON ARDENNE company building (© SunStrom GmbH).
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VON ARDENNE

VON ARDENNE is a leading global manufacturer of equipment for industrial vacuum processes in the plasma and electron beam technologies, whose core...

VON ARDENNE is a leading global manufacturer of equipment for industrial vacuum processes in the plasma and electron beam technologies, whose core expertise lies in the thin-film technologies for photovoltaics and architecture glass, in the field of electron beam applications as well as in research and development.

SunStrom installed a 32 kWp photovoltaic system on the façade of the company building, consisting of thin-film modules (CIS modules). This project is an example for solar technology as an elegant architectural design element.

www.vonardenne.com

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