Emirates Insolaire installs coloured solar panels in Switzerland

Emirates Insolaire installs coloured solar panels in Switzerland

The entire installation, worth Dh850,000, is capable of generating sufficient electric power annually for two families of four people each.



By Staff Report

Published: Tue 30 Jun 2015, 10:15 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Emirates Insolaire expects sales of over 50,000 square metres for coloured solar panels in 2015 alone. — Supplied photo

Emirates Insolaire expects sales of over 50,000 square metres for coloured solar panels in 2015 alone. — Supplied photo

Dubai — Emirates Insolaire, a pioneer in the development and application of unique solar technologies and a joint venture of Dubai Investments, or DI and SwissINSO Holding Inc, has created history with the successful installation of the world’s first KromatixTM coloured solar panels on a building façade in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The entire installation, worth Dh850,000, is capable of generating sufficient electric power annually for two families of four people each. The building, boasting of its unique blue façade  — thanks to the Emirates Insolaire glass panels, thus has the unique recognition of having the first coloured, photovoltaic solar panel façade in the world.

Two other projects in Basel, Switzerland, and Austria have also been completed. Emirates Insolaire continues to receive enquiries for its coloured solar panels from the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon, as well as from Europe, Asia, the US, and Brazil, among others.

Going by the projects on hand, demand and enquiries across the globe, Emirates Insolaire expects sales over 50,000 square metres for coloured solar panels in 2015 alone. Each coloured solar panel can generate above 150 watts electric power per square meter on roof, or above 110 watts per square meter on façades.

Globally, the photovoltaic market has grown 40 per cent year-on-year and the number of installations foreseen for 2015 is 160 GW — approximately 800 million square meters of glass. The share of Building Integrated Photovoltaic for rooftops and facades, one of the specialisations of Emirates Insolaire, is witnessing one of the fastest growth rates.

Rafic Hanbali, managing partner of Emirates Insolaire, said: “The completion of Emirates Insolaire’s first project in Lausanne is a major milestone for the company. With the KromatixTM technology, the company has ushered in a paradigm shift in solar applications because of its aesthetic appeal to any building façade and efficiency due to its power generating attributes. The company sees significant growth opportunities going forward not only in the Europe but across the globe.”

— business@khaleejtimes.com


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