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Sunstyle

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

June 2019
Gallery Sunstyle 1
Gallery Sunstyle 1
01.

Identification

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 2019
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
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Sectors - Value chain - Application

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

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
03.

The Financial benefits

  • An average of 60% in savings on electricity bills (France)
04.

Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Implementation Stories

Sunstyle by Sunstyle
Implemented by Saint Charles International in Perpignan (France) in 2023

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.

Result

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

06.

Company Profile

Sunstyle

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

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Headquarters 3065 Bolligen, Switzerland
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