LARGEST MIASOLÉ FLEXIBLE CIGS THIN FILM SOLAR PROJECT IN EUROPE REALISED IN DEN BOSCH, NETHERLANDS
In Den Bosch, the Netherlands, the largest MiaSolé CIGS flexible solar module project in Europe has been finalized. On the Maaspoort, a large sports complex, 418 flexible light weight solar modules have been installed, realizing approx. 125MHh of green energy per year. This project for the Den Bosch municipality was the final step in making the Maaspoort 100% climate neutral.
The modules are 2,6 by 1 meter in seize and have been directly glued to an Evalon roof membrane. The project has been realized by WeKa Daksystemen and Hanergy Thin Film Power Europe, supplier of the modules.
Dick Groenenberg (WeKa) sees the project combining Evalon with flexible thin film PV as one of many to come; ‘We know there are many roofs where this lightweight solution is the only means to further enhance sustainability on a large scale. Our expertise in both thin film solar and roofing makes us a logical partner to work with’.
Also Albert Lin of supplier Hanergy is looking forward in further cooperation; ’Due to WeKa’s experience in roof membranes and coating it has been very efficient and successful project’.
Evalon is an ecological, long-life (up to 40 years) roof membrane, and therefore more suitable for usage with PV than other roof membranes. The solution used in Den Bosch provided the building with a maximum sustainability label and was granted additional sustainability subsidy.
The MiaSolé FLEX-02W 370W have a weight of approximately 3 kg per m2, as where traditional, crystalline solar modules weigh about 18 kg per m2, also due to required ballast for wind load. Flexible solar modules are directly glued to the roof surface and therefore don’t need any ballast.
In regard to efficiency and yield the flexible modules are comparable to crystalline modules. The modules are available in different lengths and width.