SOLAR.shell Transfer

Structural realisation of a parametrically optimised solar facade

Ansicht Süd- und Westseite der realisierten SOLAR.shell-Demonstratorfassade am Firmengebäude der Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau
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View of the south and west side of the SOLAR.shell demonstrator facade on the company building of Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau | Photo: S. Huth, ai:L

Westseite der realisierten SOLAR.shell-Demonstratorfassade am Firmengebäude der Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau | Foto: Prof. F. Hülsmeier, ai:L
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West side of the SOLAR.shell demonstrator facade on the company building of Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau | Photo: Prof. F. Hülsmeier, ai:L

Südseite der realisierten SOLAR.shell-Demonstratorfassade am Firmengebäude der Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau
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South side detail of the SOLAR.shell demonstrator facade on the company building of Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau | Photo: Prof. F. Hülsmeier, ai:L

Detail Südwesteecke der realisierten SOLAR.shell-Demonstratorfassade am Firmengebäude der Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau
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Detail of the south-west corner of the SOLAR.shell demonstrator facade on the company building of Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau | Photo: Timo Schmidt

Visualisierung einer Schulungs- und Demonstratorfassade bei Nacht
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Visualization of a training and demonstration facade by night at the Technical Centre of 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 am Firmengebäude der Aluform Verarbeitungs-GmbH in Bad Rappenau | Foto: Prof. F. Hülsmeier, ai:L

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