Green, alternative energy, in particular urban integrated photovoltaic solutions, is on the rise and is now the growth market of all growth markets.
Transformation processes in cities are particularly shaped by the lack of sites. Therefore, solutions such as urban photovoltaic systems on and in façades are changing from spectacular one-off designs to regular, integrated system solutions because vertical spaces on multi-story buildings in cities and metropolises can be used. Thanks to the architectonic integration of PV modules in roofs, façades, on squares, lakes and traffic routes, the aesthetically appealing power stations blend into the cityscape or landscape, and make a significant contribution to the energy transition.
There is a further positive plus point: today, modern photovoltaic modules can already be dismantled into individual components after use. Therefore, the dismantled materials can be reused in the production of new modules. That means that today’s photovoltaic modules are very well suited for the Cradle-to-Cradle© (C2C) principle. As a result photovoltaic technology already forms a significant part of sustainable buildings of all kinds.
In the future, urbanisation will mean more than just a change of living environments. Thanks to new forms of local individual energy generation, networking and mobility, urbanity is above all becoming the new way of thinking and living.