Buildings can become a major force in reducing energy consumption. At Reynaers we truly consider sustainability as one of the fundamental trends in the building industry. Therefore we do not only systematically improve thermal insulation of our products but also integrate green technology in our solutions.
BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLUTIONS
To increase the overall sustainability of a building, the use of photovoltaic panels can contribute by generating electricity. The integration of these panels in the building envelope, also called Building Integrated PhotoVoltaics (BIPV), even increases the benefits: as multifunctional construction materials they generate electricity through photovoltaic panels while being a part of the building, rather than being installed as an extra layer. In our commitment to provide sustainable building solutions, Reynaers makes it possible to integrate photovoltaic panels in various product ranges.
The BIPV products are designed to comply with the requirements of photovoltaic panels, by avoiding shading on the panels and by a smart and secure integration of the electrical wiring. All our solutions can be used in combination with the 3 types of PV panels: mono and poly crystalline and amorphous cells. With this dedicated product range, architects and fabricators can turn the building envelope into an active component which generates electricity through photovoltaic panels.
With both national and international support, it is easy and productive to install solar cells today. A return investment is always guaranteed and the solar power is a source that just keeps on giving. Reynaers invested 2,9 million Euro in solar cells back in 2008, to cover the entire roof of the Reynaers HQ.
The installation will cover a very large part of the annual energy needs of the Reynaers HQ and by 2017 the investment will be covered and paid back. Outside of the cost savings, the installation also reduces emissions by ca 340 tons/year. If you wish to know more about this investment, you can download our brochure or watch the video of the installation: