BMW World (Munich, Germany)

A special feature of BMW World in Munich is the 823 kWp photovoltaic system. In contrast to conventional installation, 3,660 PV modules were integrated directly into the roof structure. The 263 individually manufactured modules are outstanding.  These and the stainless steel elements between the module surfaces form a continuous plane. The surface has a slight three-dimensional curve. The unframed modules have monocrystalline cells and black background foil. The plant has been in operation since December 2006 and produces approx. 800,000 kWh of solar power per year, which corresponds to a saving of around 500 tons of CO2.

Project Overview:
  Coop Himmelb(l)au, Wien
Project participants:   Bollinger + Grohmann, Frankfurt and Schmitt, Stumpf, Frühauf + Partner, München (structural design); SOLARWATT, Dresden and Sunstrom, Dresden (photovoltaic); Saint-Gobain Glass, Aachen (glass producer)
Client:    BMW, Munich
Completion:    2007
Location:   Munich


Energybase (Vienna, Austria)

The entire design of this office building in Vienna is designed to make optimum use of existing energy. A special folding of the Energybase facade makes it possible to use thermal collectors and photovoltaic elements. It was possible to find a harmonious solution between architecture and technical function. The photovoltaic system consists of six rows of modules that are distributed over the facade. The PV system has a total output of 47.5 kWp.  SOLARWATT glass-glass modules form the future thinking facade.

Project Overview:
Architect: Pos Architekten ZT-KG, Vienna
Project participants:
 RWT Plus ZT, Vienna (statics); KWI Consultants & Engineers, Vienna (building services); IBO - Österr. Inst. f. Baubiologie u. -ökologie, Vienna (building physics), Manfred R. Radke, Veitshöchheim (green concept planning), SOLARWATT Dresden, Klaus Pokorny, Vienna (light planning) 
Client / Project developer:
 Wiener Wirtschaftsförderungsfonds
 Giefinggasse 6, 1210 Vienna


Evangelical Lutheran Church (Meißen, Germany)

A roof-integrated photovoltaic system has been installed atop the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Meissen with an area of 84.9 m². With EasyIn solar modules, not only high-performance components were installed, but also the aesthetic aspect of the protected historical building could be preserved. The PV system has an output of 10.4 kWp.

Project Overview:
Project participants: Ev.-Luth. Lutherkirche Meißen, SOLARWATT
Client / Project developer: Ev.-Luth. Lutherkirche Meißen
Completion: 2004
Location: Meißen


Kühling GmbH Office Building (Frisoythe, Germany)

The photovoltaic facade of H. Kühling Stahl- and Metallbau GmbH in Frisoythe is a highly delicate construction that was completed in summer 2011. The administration building is located on Eisenstraße.

The special feature of the solar facade is the mullion-transom construction, which is a construction method for facades with which particularly unusual glass facades can be produced. The weight is carried by the vertical posts connected to the horizontal transoms. The components are held in place by horizontal and vertical strips that are screwed onto ledgers. 

Project Overview:
Project participants: H. Kühling Stahl
 and Metallbau GmbH, SOLARWATT, Dresden
Client: H. Kühling Stahl
 and Metallbau GmbH
Completion: 2011
Location: Frisoythe


Farmhouse (Saint Andrea, Italy)

The two photovoltaic systems of an agricultural enterprise in San Andrea were the first in Italy to be recognized as an "innovative system" according to Conto Energia IV. The two systems have a combined output of 38.52 kWp. They were completed in 2009 and 2011.

The Italian Council of Ministers adopted the new regulations for the promotion of solar power in 2011. These provided for a monthly degression of the feed-in tariff. The reduction in subsidies from 2013 should depend on the level of additions. Only a limited budget is available for large plants. There was a bonus for the use of components from European manufacturers, if at least 60% of the plant was equipped with them.

Project Overview:
Farmhouse of Marcus Oberrauch
Project Participants: 
Marcus Oberrauch, Hasler Paul, Latzfons, obrist gmbh, Feldthurns, SOLARWATT, Dresden
Client: Marcus Oberrauch
 2009 and 2011
Location: Saint Andrea (Brixen)


Solar system of Reichgebäudedienst

The solar system of Reichgebäudedienst in Delft (Netherlands) is characterized by a higher translucence than conventional PV systems. This is made possible by the larger distance between the solar cells.


Historical Mill Barn (Oberkochen, Germany)

After a hailstorm, the roof of the historically protected mill barn in Oberkochen needed to be replaced in 2012. The installation of the photovoltaic system on the back of the mill roof was completed in 2012. The biggest feature of the project is the use of completely black solar modules from SOLARWATT.


Single Family Home (Haßlau, Germany)

The single family house in Haßlau, Germany distinguishes itself above all by virtue of its dual functionality. The EasyIn in-roof system is not only visually appealing but also a weatherproof roof covering that replaces conventional roof tiles and reliably produces electricity. The system output is 10.32 kWp.


Easy Solar Carport (Überlingen, Germany)

The special feature of the Easy Solar Carport in Überlingen is the use of aesthetic glass-glass modules from SOLARWATT.


Factory Hall (Aalen, Germany)

SOLARWATT photovoltaic modules were installed on the flat roof of a factory building in Aalen with low surface loading and without roof penetration. The PV system could be adapted to local conditions, thereby showing that there is a suitable solution for every roof.


Factory Hall (Rauenthal, Germany)

At the factory building in Rauenthal, the absolute maximum number of photovoltaic modules from SOLARWATT was installed on the available roof surface. The modules were mounted parallel to the roof.