ZigZagSolar pilot with flexible thin film PV

ZigZagSolar is an innovative façade BIPV application designed by Wallvision BV. It consists of tilted PV modules in combination with decorative panels. This layout allows for an optimal orientation of the PV modules, while they remain out of sight. We created on the SEAC BIPV research facility SolarBEAT a new pilot in this concept, now […]

Save the date: 8 November – Sunday conference

The 9th edition of the yearly Sunday conference will take place in Bussum on Wednesday 8th November! Already for years the Sunday is the largest Dutch conference dedicated to solar energy, where research and realization meet each other. The opening keynote speech will be given by the American landscape architect Walter Hood, about landscape integration […]

First two floating PV systems for pilot project installed

This week the companies Texel4trading (left picture) and Wattco (right picture) installed their floating PV systems on De Slufter at the Maasvlakte. In the coming week also Sunprojects and Sunfloat will install their systems. They are the four system builders in the National Consortium Zon op Water (Floating Solar), a consortium with more than 30 […]

Watch the movie! The invisible damage caused by walking on PV modules.

BIPV modules (Building Integrated PhotoVoltaics) are often exposed to mechanical stress during installation. This is a result of transport, handling and installing solar panels in places that are difficult to access. Mechanical load may cause cracking of cells and induce a negative effect on the long term performance. Such stresses should be avoided as much […]

BIPV Inspiration Wall inspires market and research

What can be done with thin film based BIPV today? And what are the challenges to be solved for a breakthrough in the near future? A new “BIPV Inspiration Wall” has been created by SEAC in close collaboration with the Technical University of Eindhoven and Solliance. The wall is located in the central hall of […]

Nationaal Consortium Zon op Water: eerste symposium

Donderdag 8 juni organiseerde SEAC het eerste symposium voor leden van het Nationaal Consortium Zon op Water. Vijftig deelnemers kwamen bij elkaar om te luisteren naar de presentaties en te praten over de uitdagingen van drijvende zonne-energie systemen. Gastheer Eneco stelde voor deze bijeenkomst het fraaie auditorium in het Eneco World kantoor ter beschikking. Leveranciers […]