SCHOTT Solar and VELUX introduce new concept for ultimate “sunroof” enjoyment

New integrated roofing solution allows for stunning views while it generates electricity Mainz/Hamburg, June 19, 2012 – Roof-integrated photovoltaic systems represent a particularly effective way of generating electricity due to the fact that they replace the normal roofing materials.

SCHOTT Solar announced today that its SCHOTT ADVANCE InDaX solar roof has gotten even better because VELUX has developed a window designed to fit into these types of roofs just perfectly. Both SCHOTT Solar and VELUX are committed to offering homeowners more elegant ways to use the energy from the sun to generate electricity and achieve healthier indoor climates. The new window designed specifically for use with SCHOTT Solar’s ADVANCE InDaX system was presented for the first time ever at Intersolar Europe in Munich and turned out to be of great interest to those who attended the exhibition. Shipping of the integrated window is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2012.

The VELUX window fits into the SCHOTT Solar ADVANCE InDaX system seamlessly at every position. In developing its roof window, VELUX made use of seal-less SCHOTT Solar InDaX technology. It also includes an adapter piece based on the unique frame technology used in the SCHOTT ADVANCE InDaX series that fits between the VELUX roof window and the surrounding PV modules. A permanent rain-resistant solution can thus be achieved here too.

“By working together with leading vendors like VELUX, we are hoping to come up with new ways of offering our customers high-quality solar solutions that meet even the highest standards,” says Stefan Hergott, Director of Product Management at SCHOTT Solar. “We plan to continue expanding our product range in ways that make good sense by collaborating more closely with best of class companies,” he adds. By cooperating with VELUX, SCHOTT Solar is convinced that new roof windows can be included in roof planning more effectively from the very beginning and be installed more easily.

In commenting on the collaboration, Petra Schumacher, Marketing Manager at VELUX Germany noted, “The VELUX Group firmly believes in sustainable living. C02 emissions from buildings can be reduced by combining energy efficiency with a healthy indoor climate and by relying on renewable energy. By helping homeowners to combine solar panels with energy-efficient VELUX windows, we are helping them to reduce CO2 emissions and benefit from a healthy indoor climate without having to make any sacrifices when it comes to the overall appearance of their homes.”

VELUX Deutschland GmbH

The VELUX Group creates better living environments with daylight and fresh air through the roof. The VELUX product programme contains a wide range of roof windows and skylights, along with solutions for flat roofs. The Group also supplies many types of decoration and sun screening, roller shutters, installation products, products for remote control and thermal solar panels for installation in roofs. The VELUX Group, which has manufacturing companies in 11 countries and sales companies in just under 40 countries, represents one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector and its products are sold in most parts of the world. The VELUX Group has about 10,000 employees and is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by foundations and family. For more details, visit www.velux.com.

Press Contacts:

VELUX Deutschland GmbH

Leitung PR / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Astrid Unger

Gazellenkamp 168

22502 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 (040) 5 47 07- 450

Fax: +49 (040) 5 47 07-7 08

Mail: astrid.unger@velux.com

FAKTOR 3 AG

VELUX Presseagentur

Oliver Williges

Kattunbleiche 35

22041 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 (040) 67 94 46-109

Fax: +49 (040) 67 94 46-11

Mail: velux@faktor3.de

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