15 June 2012
Sovello GmbH presented the prototype of its solar module Pure Power SVM, called the M-module, for the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market segment at Intersolar Europe 2012 this week at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre (booth A1.160) in Munich, Germany.
With its new multifunction frame, the M-module can be installed quickly. There is nearly no visibility of the mounting components in order to emphasise the product design. During the installation the M-modules are clipped together to build a flat surface. The new middle clip joins the M-modules completely, which is an optimal solution for roof-top plants and ground-mounted systems. Like the L and T Series, the M-modules have a self-cleaning effect: Because of missing edges rain and melt water can drain unhindered and dirt can be washed off the module more easily. Snow covers vanish more quickly and a reduction in output is avoided.
With the M-module, Sovello demonstrates that the company takes part in the beginning of a new differentiation trend in the solar industry: offering modules for different customer needs and solutions. The advantage of BIPV solar modules is based on the fact that components of new and existing buildings can be totally replaced: for example, tiles, façade covers and glass surfaces. They can be used as sun, weather or noise protection.
The European Union and the German government aim at a nearly carbon-neutral housing stock in 2050. According to the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), BIPV assumes a key role for this goal. Particularly, a strong increase in the energy efficiency of renovated buildings is necessary. The building could achieve more energy efficiency by producing solar energy. Therefore, alongside the roof, the façade will be increasingly used for energy production.
Sovello plans the market launch of the M Series in 2013.