Innovative residential project with PV starts in Rotterdam
Since the Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe, with over 500 inhabitants per square kilometer, the focus of construction in its cities is on height. The 107-meter-high, "Terraced Tower", residential complex, which was completed this year, demonstrates what urban living could look like in the future. Located directly on the banks of the River Maas in the center of Rotterdam the building complex provides space for 344 apartments on 33 floors.
But the high-rise project also advertises its sustainable energy concept; photovoltaics are used on the roof and in parts of the facade. For this, the German company Solarwatt manufactured particularly robust solar modules that are suitable for use at great heights and can withstand the weather conditions.
216 modules with a total output of 103 kWp were installed on the concrete and steel roof and 111 glass-glass modules on parts of the facade. An annual electricity generation of approx. 93,000 kWh is expected.
source: IWR-online from 08/24/21 https://www.iwr.de/ticker/rotterdam-solarwatt-stattet-neues-wohnhochhaus-mit-robusten-pv-modulen-aus-artikel3557 (last access on 08/29/2021 at 2 p.m.)