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A fully integrated and homogeneous photovoltaic roof with fish scale appearance and custom coloration

June 2019
Gallery Sunstyle 1
Gallery Sunstyle 1


The solution addresses three key issues in the development of photovoltaic energy generation. It provides a fully integrated and homogeneous photovoltaic roof, with a fish scale appearance (and color option), ideal for urban/residential areas. Thanks to the visual integration of Sunstyle®, development in historic buildings/areas is possible. Regarding the development of architectural projects (large buildings) under modern strict environmental standards, architects no longer have to sacrifice the aesthetic appearance of their creations. In addition, Sunstyle® is composed of large modules, which allows for a fast and simplified installation process and more importantly, an installed capacity similar to regular photovoltaic modules.

Label Date June 20, 2019
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
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Implementation Stories

Sunstyle by Sunstyle
Implemented by Saint Charles International in Perpignan (France) in 2011

Saint Charles International, located in Perpignan, is Europe’s largest produce transport hub, distributing fruits and vegetables grown around the world to markets across the continent. In 2009, the shareholders joined together to replace the original asbestos-filled roof with a SunStyle solar roof, transforming the hangars into the world’s largest building-integrated solar power plant in 2011. The installation has outperformed expectations by exceeding initial bench-marks year after year.


624 t of co2 avoided each year, offsetting emissions from the hub⊙s fleet of refrigerated trucks

Sunstyle by Sunstyle
Implemented by Nouvelle Aquitaine in Nouvelle Aquitaine (France) in 2020

Sunstyle International a French manufacturer of solar roof tiles, has opened a new factory in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, targeting to produce 1 GW of solar tiles by 2025. The factory was inaugurated with Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, and Barbara Pompili, the French minister of ecological transition, who announced a new incentive for BIPV (Building-integrated photovoltaics) projects.


The black tiles offer 115 W of power output, while the colored variants provide 85 W.


The environmental benefits

  • Allows for the deployment of photovoltaic in any area - from historical to architectural landscapes
  • 6.5 tons CO2 saved yearly for every 1000 m2 of Sunstyle® roof

The Financial benefits

  • An average of 60% in savings on electricity bills (France)

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Company Profile


SunStyle is a leader in the development of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing systems.

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Headquarters 75004 Paris, France
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The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances. The innovator Sunstyle has asserted ownership of the intellectual property rights for images, videos, and content showcased above, affirming full and unrestricted usage rights, and has provided explicit permission for the Solar Impulse Foundation to publish such information designated as "public" in the application form.