Photo-voltaics included in building fabric

Published:  09 April, 2005

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Solar glass incorporated into the south elevation of this college building in Leeds will meet about 15% of the electricity requirements.

Photo-voltaic glazing incorporated into the structure of an extension to Park Lane College in Leeds is expected to meet about 15% of the building’s energy requirements. The £6.9 million building includes 60 classrooms. 472 m2 of PowerGlaz from BP Solar has been incorporated into the south elevation.

PowerGlaz is essentially high-performance solar electric cells laminated between glass panels. It was launched in the UK last year.



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