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                                                                                                     Project Brochure

                                         PV balcony                                                Innovative application
                                                                                                     −    Photovoltaic
                                                                                                         balcony of 24
                                                                                                         kWp power
                                                                                                     −    171 modules
                                                                                                     −    Grid connected
General information:
•   Title of demonstration project: PV balcony

                                                                                                                                   ENEA (IT), ISNOVA (IT), FINCO (IT), ADEME (FR), AIMCC (FR), DTI (DK), DI (DK), CRES (GR), EBHE(GR), GPREC (GR), SEC(B), ZERI (CN), CBEEA (CN)
•   Project developer: SOLPROS
•   Location (address, Country of technology developer): Finland Oltermannintie 13 A
•   Project starting date (year): 2002
•   Project status: Finished

Summary of project:

The Ekoviikki Photovoltaic building project consists of about 288 m2 of photovoltaic modules.
The modules are special built partly see through type with a total peak output of 24 kW. The
modules form part of the balcony glazing on the south and west sides of the house. The
house is at the YIT site.
Eight storey L-shape apartment building with one staircase. The building has 39 apartments,
with a total living area of 2188 m2. Building is located in open south facing slope. South
facade is totally and west facade mostly behind a balcony area. SOLPROS coordinates the
project with participation of 4 Finnish partners. The project is part of the EU PV-Nord project.
The PV technology and distributed energy system control has been developed partly with
funding from the National Technology Agency. The demonstration system was installed in late
2002 and will be fully operational in February 2003. Solar modules have been installed so that
they are an integral part of the building envelope and appearance of the facade. They are not
just a separate technical part of the building. The architectural design as well as the added
value that the PV system creates for the building has gained positive remarks.

Description of project:

Technical description (technical principle, including picture and/or technique scheme)
Solar modules are integrated into the balconies replacing the ordinary balcony glasses. The
photovoltaic cell layout inside the solar modules has been aesthetically optimized. The
modules let light enter but at the same time they protect the interior from outsiders. The
framing structure has been optimized so that the wiring is hidden inside the balcony
structures. The new structure also allows fast installation. The modules fulfil the quality
requirements of standard balcony glass elements.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PV balcony                                            Innovative application
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  −    Photovoltaic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      balcony of 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kWp power
The project aims at promoting and widespread disseminating EU innovative Research and Technology Development and Demonstration results, as well as eco-sustainability

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  −    171 modules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  −    Grid connected

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The total PV Production of this building is 18 MWh, the total Peak Power is 24 kWp, the total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Area and the number of modules 288 m2/171 modules.
                                                                                                                                                                        innovative applications of heating/cooling and power supply technologies, combined with the use of renewable energy sources, in building sector;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Also there have been placed 12 Inverters, 12 subsystems and one monitoring system
                                                                                                                                                                        energy efficient building materials, components and systems not yet introduced into the building market or in their first market phase;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The cost of the PV system is approximately 1 % of the total cost of the building project, thus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           meaning approximately one additional square meter cost for the owner. However, the added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           value that the PV balcony has created seems at least equal to that value. However, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           subsidies are a must in order to achieve that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Further information:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name of project developer                 SOLPROS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Address                                   Oltermannintie 13 A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    City                                      Helsinki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Postcode                                  00620

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Country                                   Finland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Telephone                                +358 9 777 49 57
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    E-mail                                   solpros@kolumbus.fi

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