A farm in Alsace, France is installing one of the world’s largest building integrated PV solar systems. Suntech Power Holdings Co. and Hanau Energies SAS are developing the 4.5 MegaWatt BIPV. The project will include installation of weatherproof roofs on five agricultural warehouses using Suntech’s ‘Just Roof’ design.
The ‘Just Roof’ system was initially released in 1994 and has already been installed on more than 4,000 homes and commercial buildings worldwide. It features interlocking panels mounted on specially designed rails to give a highly aesthetic, weatherproof building skin that can be installed quickly and easily.
Officials expect the project to be completed in January of 2009.