Photovoltaic

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about photovoltaic

Product • By Heliartec Solutions Co., Ltd.Aesthetic Energy Panel

Aesthetic Energy Panel

Aesthetic Energy Panel - Innovative integration of aesthetics and functionality to enable generation of solar PV energy from building envelops Functioning as colored laminated safety glass, AEP can replace traditional cladding in the ventilated façade structure and further turn the building envelops into generators of clean energy.   Appealing graphical patterns: High-resolution digital printing technology enables AEP to mimic the patterns of traditional building materials or to realize any designer/architect’s creations.  Special treatment on the glass surface creates a silky texture, enhances the vividness and reduces reflected glare. Superior build quality: Stability and durability are strengthened by utilizi... More

Product • By Firestone Building Products EMEAFIRESTONE ULTRAPLY™ TPO

FIRESTONE ULTRAPLY™ TPO

Premium quality since 1996 Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO) roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products in the market. However, not all TPO membranes are the same. With an unchanged formulation since 1996, Firestone Building Products’ UltraPly TPO thermoplastic roofing membrane is the smart choice when looking for a light colored, environmentally friendly roofing solution. It combines aesthetics with strong resistance to UV radiation, heat, weathering and outstanding seam strength.   Why choose UltraPly TPO?UltraPly TPO is compounded using a proper balance of flexible polyolefin polymers, high quality UV, heat and ozone stabilizers, antioxidants, non-halogenated fire retardants and pigments. The... More

Product • By Firestone Building Products EMEAFIRESTONE RUBBERGARD™ EPDM

FIRESTONE RUBBERGARD™ EPDM

EPDM roofing solution for a superior result Single-ply waterproofing systems have been steadily gaining market share. Outstanding durability, ease of installation and ability to optimize the energy efficiency of buildings while minimizing their environmental impact are key factors behind this trend. Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard EPDM roofing membrane ticks all these boxes. RubberGard EPDM is a single-ply waterproofing membrane for flat and low slope roofs of commercial, industrial and residential buildings. It offers outstanding durability, resilience and adaptability to current and future building needs. The installation of RubberGard EPDM is flame-free, making onsite working conditions safer. Being a single-ply membrane... More

Project • By gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners ArchitectsTrain stations

Berlin Central Station

On the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof Europe’s largest station is presently under construction: This is where an east-west and a north-south InterCityExpress railway line intersect, combined with suburban and underground railway lines. The north-south track runs in a tunnel 15 m below ground level, passing below the Spree and the Tiergarten. The east-west track is located 10 m above street level. The central design principle of the Lehrter Bahnhof is the prominent emphasis of the existing railway tracks in the urban landscape. Large filigree glass roofs as well as two bridging office buildings translate this principle with architectural means. In the central area of the station cross, which rests on a building socle, the ceilings o... More