Ruukki will be the very first business to have created a photovoltaic program that has been totally integrated into a facade to convert sun rays into energy. The solar power system will not depend on the sun’s warmth, only its radiation. The electrical energy generated is employed either to meet the building’s own needs or is fed into the electrical energy grid.

The solar panels facade has been developed for application in buildings of a high architectural normal that comply with increasingly stricter environmental regulations. Developed and patented by Ruukki, the system is completely integrated into the facade and will be the most cost-effective way available on the market to generate a fully-glazed facade that generates power from the sun. The technique enables energy to be created even in places with no direct sun rays considering that the technology may also utilise sun rays in cloudy climate. In snowy locations and next to water, the system increases output from reflected rays.

“The solar panel facade is Ruukki’s response for the should generate energy from renewable power sources. The primary message of the item is sustainable improvement and ecology, that are combined with Ruukki’s newest technological innovations as well as the most current technological innovation accessible,” says Jouni Metsamaki, SVP, Developing Elements, at Ruukki.

In the facade of an average-sized workplace creating in Finland, as an example, Ruukki’s solar panel facade can generate 18,000 kWh of electrical energy a year. This can be adequate to meet the annual needs of a medium-sized, electrically-heated small-family residence. Output and capacity can easily be increased as outlined by the place accessible and capability requirement.

Completely integrated into the facade “The distinctive idea in Ruukki’s solar power technique is the fact that it can be fully integrated into the facade with the creating, both functionally and visually. The nearly totally black fully-glazed facade enables options of a high architectural regular,” says architect Laura Paunila at Ruukki. No visible fastenings have already been utilised and thanks to their even colouring, the PV modules according to thin-film technology are aesthetically pleasing, in contrast to, for example, panels of crystalline silicon.

A sun panel facade is ideal not merely for office and commercial construction, but also for residential and commercial construction. The technique will not limit choice of base materials or type of creating as well as the facade may be installed in newbuild and renovation construction and on diverse bases.