SOLAR.shell Transfer

Structural realisation of a parametrically optimised solar facade

Westseite der realisierten SOLAR.shell-Demonstratorfassade in Bad Rappenau
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West view of the realized SOLAR.shell demonstrator facade on the company building of project partner Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau | Photo: T. Friedrich, Aluform

Süd-West-Ecke der realisierten SOLAR.shell-Demonstratorfassade in Bad Rappenau
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South-west corner of the realized SOLAR.shell demonstrator facade on the company building of project partner Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau | Photo: T. Friedrich, Aluform

Visualisierung einer Schulungs- und Demonstratorfassade bei Tag
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Visualization of a training and demonstration facade by day at the building of project partner 3A Composites GmbH in Singen | CGI: A. Heller, ai:L - HTWK Leipzig

Visualisierung einer Schulungs- und Demonstratorfassade bei Nacht
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Visualization of a training and demonstration facade by night at the building of project partner 3A Composites GmbH in Singen | CGI: A. Heller, ai:L - HTWK Leipzig

Beispielhafte Visualisierung einer SOLAR.shell-Fassade
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Exemplary visualization of a SOLAR.shell facade in an urban context | CGI: A. Heller, ai:L - HTWK Leipzig

Westseite der realisierten SOLAR.shell-Demonstratorfassade in Bad Rappenau

West facade of the realized SOLAR.shell demonstrator facade in Bad Rappenau | Photo: T. Friedrich, Aluform

The project SOLARshell-Transfer examines and tests the market-oriented design and technical implementation of the results of the preceding project SOLARshell in practice. Small PV modules, which can be flexibly integrated into facades to scale, are optimally rotated towards the sun from the facade plane by parametric-generative computer calculations during the design process, depending on the direction of the compass and shading. The yield per square metre of PV surface can thus be increased by up to 55% compared to modules installed in a planar arrangement.

A prototype facade of approx. 300 m² is applied to a commercial new building project and a test demonstrator of approx. 20 m² is erected on the manufacturer's exhibition and test site. Insertion, fastening and wiring of the photovoltaic modules are researched in variants and tested via component tests with regard to mechanical strength, stability and fire behaviour. The process of certification including external monitoring is run through and the facades are finally evaluated via monitoring.

Video Animation

Video Clip for the Energy Awards 2018