Aesthetic PV for Architecture: Odersun Solar Modules Win Coveted iF Gold Award


Posted on February 20, 2012 @ 10:36 am



After winning the iF material award, customized solar modules from Odersun AG were also recognized with the iF gold award for their exceptional design.

From more than 4,300 submissions, 100 outstanding products and ideas were honored with the iF gold award. Odersun was among the winners of this exclusive prize – the first company from the solar sector to achieve this accolade – gaining recognition for its solar modules designed for the building envelope.

The iF design award jury had already recognized the exceptional aesthetics of Odersun PV elements with the iF material design award 2012. The jury was particularly impressed by the individuality and diversity of the concept, which allows solar modules to be integrated into architecture almost seamlessly, without having a disruptive effect. The verdict: “This is a fantastic example of technology and aesthetics going hand in hand.”

“This exclusive award sets our PV modules apart, which are developed and produced with a firm focus on design and aesthetics,” Uwe Hering, sales and marketing director at Odersun AG commented. “The modules are incorporated into solar façades by architects and energy planners as sustainable building elements. Alongside performance, the visual impression made by the modules is absolutely essential here.”

Solar modules from Odersun provide a compelling look with their uniform, elegant appearance. They are built entirely to the customer's requirements – their shape, size, material, layout and design can vary to suit any application. With their aesthetic look and exceptional ease of integration, they are particularly suited for use in architecture, in other words in building-integrated photovoltaics (BiPV). The modules replace other building elements, themselves becoming scalable and flexible building material. Using “Made in Germany” technology, they help to create architecture which is both visually sophisticated and sustainable.

As well as the solar modules themselves, Odersun’s interactive Solar Module Designer was also recognized with the iF communication design award. Following its success at the red dot design awards, this was the second design award for the online configuration tool, which enables solar modules to be configured exactly to the customer's liking. The Solar Module Designer from Odersun is also available as an iPad app.

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