Building Integrated Photovoltaic Glass – BIPV
Ertex solar offer to all architects, façade constructers and building owners limitless architectural design possibilities for the integration ofphotovoltaic into building structures. With individually produced, custom-made photovoltaic modules in laminated safety glass from ertex-solar, creativity is barely confined. XL-size photovoltaic and an almost inexhaustible variety of shapes and surfaces, allow the precise creative freedom that today’s architects require.
Limitless architectural design
Ertex solar is a subsidiary company of Ertl Glas AG, one of Europe’s leaders in the production of laminated safety glass (LSG). The renowned glass company, specialising decades ago in LSG-Technology (laminated safety glass technology) and for over a decade now with its daughter company, ertex-solar, have supplied laminated safety glass photovoltaic modules for façades, over-head glazing, conservatories, balustrades, sound insulation, etc.
The scale of the installation plays a minor role: from spectacular large-scale projects on all continents (for example the 2,700 m² façade covering of the Telecom Towers in Karthoum) to the private house of alocal property owner – ertex-solar always stands as an innovative and experienced module producer, the knowledge, aesthetics and solar energy generation symbiotically combined.
Synergy effects for outstandingGIPV designs!
GPIV stands for building integrated photovoltaics and characterises the multi-functional, architectural and structurally engineered flawless integration of photovolatic modules into the building shell.
The range of photovoltaic modules in laminated safety glass (LSG) technology from ertex-solar can be divided into three main parts:
1. Laminated safety glass modules for façades and over-head glazing
2. Laminated safety – insulating glass modules, for vertical or horizontal applications
3. Laminated safety – thin glass modules
These three basic technologies can now be perfectly combined with a variety of module shapes – polygons, circles and segments, ellipses, flat, curved, etc. and in addition, a range of different degrees of transparency, surface and module colours