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SunScreen

April 2020
Gallery SunScreen 1
Gallery SunScreen 1
01.

Identification

SunScreen is a photovoltaic noise barrier. Its high acoustic performance reduces noise along road and rail transport network, thanks to its innovative design and absorption capacity.

By using the unused location and structure of the available noise barriers as support for photovoltaic panels, SunScreen makes renewable electricity production competitive, even in urban areas. Every kilometer of barrier corresponds to 1200 photovoltaic panels and provide about 400 kWp of power. SunScreen is addressed to highway private concessionaires and public operators. SunScreen offers them the possibility to increase the environmental and social integration of their project, by reducing noise levels and producing renewable and low-carbon energy.

Label Date April 2020
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Credibility; Visibility; Markets; Networking opportunities

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • 100 meters of photovoltaic noise barrier would enable to avoid 29 tons CO2e over 30 years in France and 441 tons CO2e in Germany
  • Every kilometer of barrier corresponds to 1200 photovoltaic panels and provide about 400 kWp of power
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Total cost of ownership is lower than the alternatives: payback time of 16-24 years (over a mininum 30 years lifetime)
  • Annual maintenance cost < 0,5% of CAPEX
04.

Activity Region

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05.

Implementation Stories

SunScreen by TechSafe Industries
Implemented by VINCI Autoroutes in Tours (France) in 2023

VINCI Autoroutes, a highway concessionaire, was willing to extend a noise barrier to protect the neighborhood near the A10 highway in Tours, in the Central Region of France. The first 100-meter long and 3-meter high wall was installed in 2020 on the edge of the road. Corresponding to 114 photovoltaic panels with capacity of 300 Wp/panel, it enables the production of 34,2 kWc of peak power. The client is intending to extend this concept to many other kilometers of highway.

Result

34,5 mwh annual electricity production & 34 t / year co2 avoided compared to coal power

06.

Company Profile

TechSafe Industries

TechSafe Industries develops innovative solutions to integrate renewable energy into urban and transport facilities.

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Headquarters 75008 Paris, France
07.

Networking Partner

Cleantech Open France

The Cleantech Open France is looking for the best clean technology ideas from around the country. This is the largest cleantech accelerator program in France and it belongs to the largest international network of cleantech startups, the Cleantech Open founded in California, which has a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide.

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EuroQuity

EuroQuity is the web service created by Bpifrance in partnership with KfW to put growth companies in contact with development partners and with investors in particular.

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