Photovoltaic building façade for CSEM

The new south facade of the CSEM building in Neuchatel, Switzerland

Recently, the research and development centre CSEM and its cooperation partners from the city of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, as well as the local energy and infrastructure provider Viteos, have inaugurated a PV solar façade that catches the eye with both its ultra-design look and its blend of innovative technologies. The sturdy and efficient façade marks a turning point in the architectural integration of PV solar panels in Neuchâtel, paving the way for modern and attractive solar architecture.

Built with new solar panels developed and manufactured entirely in Switzerland, the new south façade of the CSEM building is the result of the support received from several of CSEM’s partners committed to renewable energies. Besides the technological and energy benefits, the construction stands out because of its architectural integration. The photovoltaic screen, semi-transparent to lend it an airy and elegant look, was designed by the Neuchâtel-based GD Architectes, jointly with CSEM’s PV-center, which selected the technologies used.

The photovoltaic modules used are composed of high-efficiency bifacial solar cells, also known as solar cells based on heterojunction technology (HJT), which was co-developed by CSEM’s PV-center.   

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