“Our credo is ‘energy from the region for the region.’ Today we have to celebrate two occasions: We give the official start for operations of our highly modern biogas plant; furthermore, we push innovation and test an organic solar film in the heart of a brown coal district,” stated Hans Buenting, board member renewable energies of RWE International SE.
In addition to the production of bio-methane for heat supply, the solar film of Heliatek is generating further energy. Approximately 95 square meters of HeliaFilm have been installed directly on profiled steel panels of the fermenter façade. This is a world first for such a technology approach.
“Being ultra-thin, flexible and having a truly green lifecycle are the main reasons to use HeliaFilm in this innovative application,” Thibaud Le Séguillon, CEO Heliatek, added.
Altogether, 180 HeliaFilm solar films with a total installed power of 5.40 kWp were mounted directly onto the profiled steel façade panels. The light weight of HeliaFilm is a key advantage since it makes installation on existing façades possible.