Solar façade makes this social housing project energy neutral !

The solar façade for a social housing apartment building in Best (Noord Brabant) has been finalized. The so called “de Willem en de Zwijger” are among the first zero-energy apartment complexes in The Netherlands. The five floors high, 48 apartment twin buildings comprise an innovative, energy efficient, affordable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to conventional social housing. The façade is cladded with black thin-film solar panels CIGS technology). This is an outstanding example of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). The additional investment cost for achieving zero-energy performance in this concept is only 20%.

The project is a collaboration of the housing corporation ‘thuis, NBArchitecten, EigenEnergie.net and BAM Wonen.

SEAC is closely cooperating with NBArchitecten and EigenEnergie.net in the development of aesthetic colored façade PV elements for the BIPV sector. For more solar news follow us on LinkedIn by clicking here.