Energy-generating glass balustrades
Within the framework of a collaboration with BGT (Bischoff Glastechnik), customized and semi-transparent green ASCA® organic photovoltaic modules (OPV) have been designed and manufactured, and then laminated into glass balustrades of a high-rise residential building in Möhringen. The energy generated by the glass balustrades, the first of their kind, is fed directly into the grid.
In addition to manufacturing the OPV components, ASCA also participated in planning the system integration, from cable routing and connection technology to the inverter
While the balustrades are transparent from the inside, they are translucent from the outside, thereby guaranteeing privacy from the outside.
A great first
“With the glass balustrades, ASCA closes a gap in facade construction. For the first time, safety glass for high-rise buildings can also generate energy. The modules are ideally suited for facades because they are attractive, and there is also no complete loss of power even when partial shading occurs thanks to their technical properties.”
Design & Project planning2015
Production & pre-assemblyNovember 2020
|Overall design||Werkgemeinschaft Böhme Hilse|
|Technical system development||EGS-plan, ASCA|
|Module design and production||ASCA|
|Electrical system (incl. design)||EGS-plan, ASCA|
|OPV inlay assembly||ASCA|
|Steelwork||Stahlbau Jerger GmbH|
|Electrical installation||Jörg Reichenbacher GmbH|
Photovoltaic surface area: ≈ 200 m²