BIPV Product for Skyscrapers to Independently Generate Power
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group globally introduced its innovative BIPV product – HanWall, the world's first integrated solar powered wall solution, on 29th September, at launch events across overseas venues in 7 locations, including Beijing, São Paulo, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. Today marked the formal market launch.
HanWall is Hanergy's newest development in the building-integrated PV segment, going well beyond simple installation of rooftop solar panels and making power generating capability an integral part of the fabric of a building.
Equipped with CIGS solar cell technology, every 1000 square meters of HanWall incorporated in the south facade of a building in Beijing can generate 326 kW of electricity per day. As of today, over 700 patent applications have been filed for HanWall. Quality certifications including China Compulsory Certification have been issued or are in the process of being approved by authorities from China and 6 other countries and regions.
Emphasizing the many benefits of HanWall at the global launch event, Hanergy assured its potential clientele of HanWall's abiding power generation, guaranteeing no less than 85 percent output for 25 years. With the launch of this next-generation BIPV module and solution, Hanergy sets the standard for future ecological buildings and ups the ante in the BIPV segment.
During the global launch, Hanergy also kick-started a new initiative, "100 New Eco Landmarks". As part of this initiative, Hanergy will cooperate with USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) to jointly promote the concept of eco-buildings.
Subsequently, Hanergy will partner with famous architects, KOLs and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) consultants to form a commission, LEED Green Building and Renewable Energy Commission, to identify buildings which either have the LEED certification or are applying for it, to propose the benefits of using BIPV products like HanWall and to provide selected buildings with HanWall solutions for free or at a discounted price.
Through this revolutionary initiative, Hanergy intends to maximize the use of clean energy, strives to make buildings themselves ambassadors for renewable energy and consequently, accelerate the process of putting to practice the use of renewable energy in green buildings globally.
Liu Qian, Chief Designer at Hanergy Solar Design Institute, said, "HanWall's availability in 4 different colors and various sizes allows building designers to utilize their creative ability to build new eco landmarks. Hanergy conducted extreme condition laboratory tests to develop a reliable product. HanWall can resist a grade-12 typhoon and it can adapt to temperatures from -40 degree Celsius to +85 degree Celsius."
Not only does HanWall hold par-excellence capabilities to light-up buildings with its unique design, but it also has boundless environmental benefits. 1000 square meters of installed HanWall is the equivalent to reducing coal burning by 48 tons or planting 6000 trees.
Paul Haslam, international facade architecture expert and UK CEO of Permasteelisa, a leading international architecture design & construction company, also believes BIPV is an integral part of the future of architecture.
"Once buildings can be designed in such a way that they are completely autonomous, completely free from grid ties, designed efficiently using future technologies and sustaining themselves using only natural resources, then they truly become a building for the future. For me, BIPV is an integral part of the future of architecture and HanWall represents a new dawn for BIPV across the globe."
Paul's name is renowned in the industry. He's worked on some of the industry's most prestigious facade projects, like Tower 42, Swiss Re (also known as the Gherkin) in London, and Terminal 5 at London Heathrow airport.