Building-integrated photovoltaics for facades

Buildingtalk
June 15, 2009
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION

In addition to manufacturing solar collectors, Schuco new thin-film photovoltaic modules now bring them closer to making building-integrated photovoltaics a permanent feature of building facades.

Germany's Federal Minister of Economics Dr Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg gave the official go-ahead for Malibu and Co KG's production plant to begin manufacturing novel solar thin-film modules in Sulzetal (Osterweddingen) near Magdeburg.

Malibu and Co KG is a joint venture, with E.ON AG and Schuco International KG.

At the thin-film production plant installed here by the global market leader Applied Materials, PV modules can be manufactured from especially large glass panels up to 5.7 m (2.20 x 2.60 m) in size, according to a June 12 Buildingtalk report.

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