New from building envelope and renewable energy specialist Schueco UK Ltd is SCC 60 with ProSol TF, a cladding system for the side of buildings and other structures, purpose-designed for use with ProSol TF thin-film PV modules.
The resulting ventilated façade is multi-functional and can provide weather protection, excellent insulation and sustainable energy production all in one package.
In addition to the cladding system and PV modules, Schueco also supplies all the additional components, known as the BOS (Balance of System), such as wiring, connectors, inverters etc that are needed to achieve an optimum system configuration and low system losses. This unique single-source approach means a competitive price and greater convenience for Schueco customers.
ProSol TF modules use amorphous thin-film technology, the key advantages of which are a more effective use of the light spectrum and a low level of dependence on temperature compared to crystalline products. Energy is therefore produced even in cloudy or twilight conditions enabling the system to achieve the highest possible output per installed Kwp.
Modules can be up to 2.6m wide x 2.2m high, but the use of Schuecos fixed-size module measuring 1.3m wide x 1.1m high offers substantial economic benefits.
Many types of buildings in both the private and public sectors can benefit from Schueco SCC 60 with ProSol TF including multi-storey flats and offices, warehouses, industrial buildings, hospitals and colleges. Moreover, since it is ideal for retro-fitting, the system can be used to rejuvenate old buildings by improving their energy balance, cutting CO2 emissions and equipping them with a new income stream.
With the Feed-in Tariff providing generous payments over a 25-year period for PV installations, Schueco UK expects SCC 60 with ProSol TF to be an attractive proposition for both new-build and renovation projects.