dhp wins Swiss Future Prize 2021
On the occasion of the National Climate Day on 27 May 2021, the winner of the Swiss Future Prize was announced. The three finalists – dhp technology, 3S Solar Plus and LEDCity – were chosen by a renowned jury. The audience had the final say, as the winner was chosen by public voting.
The two dhp founders and managing directors, Gian Andri Diem and Andreas Hügli, together with their 30-strong team, are delighted: “We would like to thank all our “fans” for giving us their vote. We wish our two comrades-in-arms continued success. Together with them, we will continue on the path to a climate-neutral future with renewable energy and energy efficiency.”
Under this year’s motto “Economy in (Climate) Change”, the Swiss Future Prize honours companies, teams and individuals for their commitment to combating climate change. www.klimatag.ch/zukunftspreis
Winter power production – the picture proof
While conventional PV systems remain covered by snow after snowfall and do not produce electricity, the solar folding roof scores with its unique, patented folding mechanism. Using a meteo algorithm, the solar folding roof is retracted fully automatically in the event of snowfall, storms and hail. This protects the modules and keeps them free of snow. Initial experience in the snowy winter of 2021 shows that it works and that the winter service in the parking lot can also operate flawlessly.
Images: Winter power production at ARA Davos (1560 m above sea level) and the Jakobsbad-Kronbergbahn parking lot (890 m above sea level)
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Eight solar folding roof projects completed by the end of 2020
We are very pleased: Six more HORIZON solar folding roof projects will be realized by the end of 2020, and a total of eight systems with 3,049 installed kWp will be in operation in 2020. Projects already implemented are:
Parking Jakobsbad-Kronberg, Appenzell
ARA Glarnerland, Bilten
ARA Seez Flums
Good prospects: Around 20 further projects are planned for the coming years, both in Switzerland and abroad.
Thanks to the high degree of prefabrication, HORIZON can be assembled on site for the most part with ease. The system requires less material than permanently installed solar modules. With a height of up to six meters and up to 25 meters distance between the columns, it offers plenty of space under the photovoltaic roof. The roof produces comparable amounts of solar power to a conventional flat roof system. In regions with heavy snowfall, HORIZON can even produce more electricity in winter, as the modules are always snow-free thanks to the folding and retraction mechanism.
Become a solar folding roof pioneer too! We look forward to hearing from you!
dhp technology AG
T +41 81 515 71 20
First solar folding roof HORIZON over parking area in Switzerland
The first HORIZON solar folding roof over a parking area in Appenzell, Switzerland
For the first time, a HORIZON solar folding roof spans a parking area in Appenzellerland. In the visitor parking lot of the Jakobsbad-Kronberg cable car, the solar folding roof provides shade and supplies the cable car with locally produced solar power. 420kWp power is installed on an area of approx.4,000m2 with 152 parking spaces. The annual electricity production covers the needs of 70 households. In combination with charging stations for electric vehicles, the solar folding roof represents the perfect link between ecological mobility, local CO2-free electricity production and the double use of sealed floor areas.