Building integration of PV
Innovative solutions integrating PV in buildings
Innovative B.I. solutions were developed using the advanced fasade aluminum system of Alumil (Μ1 Solar Standard, M4 Solar Structural, M5 Solar Eco, M6 Solar Standard Alutherm, M50 Solar Energy, M65 Element, Spider System, etc), so that PV panels may adapt and be harmoniously integrated, within buildings.
Alumil offers most pioneering solutions for PV panels installation on the shell of the building:
- Shade structures
- Parking areas
Since 2000, Alumil is a pioneer on PV systems development, having participated in one of the very first projects of PV panel positioning on building facades in Greece. The project was about manufacturing a second shell through a solar panel for the building of chemical engineers of the National Technical University of Athens (Metsovion).
This construction, when absorbing solar radiation, generates electric power while, at the same time, exploits the gap between the two shells to provide cooling in the summer and heating in the winter (Trombe wall). In particular, Alumil aluminium frames system was developed to support 720 PV modules covering a surface of 480m2. The frame system ALUMIL M1 Solar Standard was chosen for this project.