Belectric OPV GmbH, the organic photovoltaics arm of Germanys Belectric, has collaborated with leading construction and material companies to create the worlds largest building integrated organic photovoltaic (BIOPV) array at the African Union Peace and Security building in Ethiopias capital, Addis Ababa.
Built in the shape of the African continent, the solar shade sail is the focal point of the glass ceiling of the new building, which was developed with the aid of local construction companies and project-managed by Germanys GIZ.
Utiliizing 445 flexible, transparent organic solar modules created by Belectric OPV, the 25 x 20 meter installation is translucent, enabling 75% light transmission across the overall roof surface, and generating sufficient solar energy to power the buildings LED light system.
This installation is the first completed project for Belectric OPV since kitting out the German Pavilion at the Expo 2015 in Milan earlier this year.
"This additional, highly prestigious project finally marks our arrival on the market with our design-oriented photovoltaics for use in the building sector," said Belectric OPV director of business development and sales Hermann Issa. "This project once again shows the varied possibilities offered with regard to design, transparency, flexibility and color that can be fully developed and implemented by the use of organic solar modules."
This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: email@example.com.
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.