The AVANCIS SKALA solar panel is the architectural PV module series designed as a premium component for the building industry to meet the needs in energy efficiency, design and quality of solar façades – for public, commercial as well as residential buildings.
This ‘solar-active’ building material is state-of-the-art in architecture. Scalable in form and colour, SKALA modules set new standards for project-specific and aesthetic solar façade solutions. Architects, façade planners and investors can realize energy-producing solar systems with the highest aesthetics, sustainability and efficiency in their construction projects.
Design and Aesthetics
Aesthetics is the key in the building envelope. With the innovative CIGS thin-film module design, SKALA provides a consistent frameless surface in an uniform colour. The unique back-rail system enables a shaped mounting of the system without any visible clamping of the front glass. So, SKALA solar panels provide a smooth and elegant glass surface.
SKALA is available in various formats and colours and can be applied in portrait or landscape mode*. This provides a wide scope of freedom in design and flexibilty in façade planning.
Quality and Efficiency
AVANCIS products are designed and manufactured in Germany and engineered to resist harsh climate and weather conditions. The glass/glass SKALA solar panels are designed to resist global weather conditions and diverse wind load stresses in the building envelope.
The special characteristic of CIGS thin-film technology provides the highest energy output with a broad spectral sensitivity. This also helps to generate electricity
beyond the optimal solar radiation conditions – with shallow angles of sunlight, cloudy skies, shadowing effects and hot temperatures.
SKALA solar panels are no ordinary façade cladding material. These are multi functional building materials generating clean solar energy as a functional add-on. The materials used fulfil not only the requirements of sustainable construction, but also achieves excellent environmental performance and improves the energy performance of the building.
As for all AVANCIS products, sustainability starts with production: With fully vertically integrated production and the spearheading CIGS thin-film technology, the input of material and energy is reduced. Thanks to the use of environmentally friendly material without any toxic components, the products can be easily recycled.