SunEwat XL now available for spandrels!

SunEwat XL – AGC’s laminated glass with embedded photovoltaic cells – adds yet another application: spandrels.

BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaics) is booming right now and many architects are looking for solutions which incorporate electricity-generating elements into construction materials.For several years now, SunEwat XL, a glass product that generates electricity, has been offering architects numerous applications in facades, glass roofs, sunscreens, balustrades and louvers. Now, as technological improvements in the product make it able to withstand higher temperatures, AGC Glass Europe can offer a new application for SunEwat XL: spandrels. By leveraging non-vision glass, the entire surface of the facade can now be used to generate energy, maximising the building’s energy performance. AGC guarantees product performance at temperatures of up to 100°C. SunEwat XL is specifically intended for non-ventilated spandrels.

Ecole René Clair

Sunewat - SunEwat-XL

Stratobel - Low-E

Numerous benefits

The principle behind SunEwat XL is simple: monocrystalline or polycrystalline photovoltaic cells are embedded in a sheet of laminated safety glass. The product is then installed instead of conventional construction elements in the shell of the building. Since the photovoltaic cells are built right into the glazing, it is not necessary to install a separate photovoltaic system. The modules are made to order (various sizes and electrical capacities are possible) and can be customised for each project. They can also be combined with other glass products (double glazing, screen-printed glass, coloured glass, etc.) to boost comfort levels, for example thermal insulation, or for design purposes. Moreover, SunEwat XL modules comply with the latest regulations and have received EN 14449 (buildings), IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 (photovoltaic) certification.

IUT Michel de Montaigne

Sunewat - SunEwat-XL

SunEwat XL: more points for the LEED and BREEAM building certification systems

SunEwat XL modules can make a significant contribution to winning points for LEED certification (up to 7 points for version 3 and 3 points for version 4 in the Renewable Energy Production category) and credits for the BREEAM International New Construction certification system (up to 2 credits in the Low and Zero Carbon Technologies category). These international certifications, used to rate the environmental performance of buildings, are increasingly valued by architects and specifiers during the project design phase.

IUT Michel de Montaigne

Sunewat - SunEwat-XL

Ecole René Clair

Sunewat - SunEwat-XL

Stratobel - Low-E

AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass

Based in Belgium, AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and distributes flat glass for the construction (external glazing and interior decorative glass), the automotive (original & replacement glass) and the solar sectors. It is the European branch of AGC Glass, the world's largest producer of flat glass.

Its baseline  "Glass Unlimited" reflects the possibilities offered by:

• glass as a material to meet a growing variety of needs (comfort, energy control, health & safety, aesthetics, sustainability);

• innovation in products and processes, derived from continuous research in advanced glass technology;

• over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia;

• a worldwide marketing network;

• its 14,500 employees focused on the Customer.

Visit our websites : www.agc-glass.eu (corporate site) - www.yourglass.com (building and interior design)

Social Media : www.linkedin.com/company/agc - www.facebook.com/AGCGlassEurope - www.twitter.com/AGCGlassEurope - www.youtube.com/yourglass - www.flickr.com/photos/64121389@N05 - www.slideshare.net/AGCGlassEurope

For more information:

AGC Glass Europe - Communications

Katia Hansen

Tel.: +32 2 409 34 41

katia.hansen@eu.agc.com

For UK Press enquiries:

BTZ Marketing SL

Lesley M. Hancock

Tel.: +44 7831 662747

lesley@btzmarketing.com

600450 SunEwat XL now available for spandrels! glassonweb.com
Date: 27 March 2014
Source: www.agc-glass.eu

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