Future Business Centre

Cambridge

System kWp: 4.6
Area: 57 sq m
Inverter: Aurora
Modules Used: PS-A opaque, PS-C transparent Double Glazed Unit (DGU)

Polysolar was requested to provide the PV glazing for the stairwell curtain walling and the decorative rainscreen cladding. This saw the first truly transparent curtain wall elements employed in the UK and a BREEAM rating of Excellent.

Objective:

Generate renewable energy whilst utilising a weatherproof and artistic façade. Overall building requirement to achieve BREEAM Excellent. 

Result:

The installation uses Polysolar argon filled double-glazed PS-C series transparent units mounted in Reynaers curtain wall system. The PS-A-Series opaque units and the N-velope mounting frame provide an efficient bonded rainscreen façade. 
The cladding combines the benefits of a highly thermal efficient building cladding material with renewable energy technology in one. It is designed to keep the cold out and the heat in during the winter and vice versa in summer. 
Polysolar's thin-film solar photovoltaic glass, when fitted as a double glazed unit, offer U-values of 1.2 W/m2K and G-values of 0.42. These figures are fundamental in driving the building into the highly coveted BREEAM category of Excellence.  

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