Photovoltaics

Solar energy solutions for facades

Research News / March 02, 2020

Photovoltaic elements are usually found on rooftops – after all, that’s where solar irradiation is highest. However, as researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP have discovered, PV elements on facades can be a useful way to supplement the power supply. If appropriately designed, they can be attractively integrated and deliver 50 percent more energy than existing types of wall-mounted PV elements. Even concrete walls are suitable.