The present guideline seeks to describe the main components and the general installation procedure of the BIPV shading elements structure designed for the Pikermi (Greece) demo site in the frame of BFIRST project. Nevertheless, the components, materials and their installation process may vary in different cases, thus the information provided in this document should be handled with care, adjusting the installation with regard to the existing wall composition in each case. The aim of this guideline is not focused on the installation process of the BIPV modules, but the construction process of the substructure needed to install them.
The products consist of a versatile PV shadowing system for façade integration over windows, on balconies and other uses. The basic unit consists of a single PV string encapsulated within a fibre-reinforced matrix. The mechanical joining of basic units among themselves allows a wide range of geometrical configurations and a perfect adaptation to different shapes: flat, wedge, canopy, folding screen, etc. As examples, two different solutions of shading elements have been designed and installed. This document describes the construction design process relative to these BIPV shading systems.
Shading elements SE02-D1
Installation process of the Shading Element SE02-D1
- Assemble the sheet part SE02-D2-S-1 above the canopy using DIN7981-D3.5X13A2.
- Assemble the sub-assemblies SE02-D2-S-2 using M8 hexagon nuts and serrated lock washers.
- Make holes in the wall according to the following drawing and attach the structure to the wall using anchor bolts.
- Adjust the angle turning the threaded rods “A”.