19.01.2021

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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You too can become a solar folding roof pioneer! We look forward to hearing from you!!

dhp technology AG
Weststrasse 7
CH-7205 Zizers

T +41 81 515 71 20
info@dhp-technology.ch

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21.09.2020

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:

ARA Chur
Parking Jakobsbad-Kronberg, Appenzell
ARA Glarnerland, Bilten
ARA Romanshorn
ARA Davos
ARA Seez Flums
ARA Münsterlingen
ARA Bassersdorf

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
Weststrasse 7
CH-7205 Zizers

T +41 81 515 71 20
info@dhp-technology.ch

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25.06.2020

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.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/8uwBH7J968mshCT57

18.10.2019

Swiss Solar Prize 2019

Our worldwide unique solar folding roof HORIZON wins the Swiss Solar Prize 2019.

25.03.2020

Solar folding roof unfolds on the market

Solar modules that are no longer fixed on roofs, but form a roof themselves, that span industrial and commercial areas and are extended or not, depending on the weather: when the Grisons start-up dhp technology presented its first “solar folding roof”, there was much applause. But many also asked themselves: Can this be sold seriously? One can. The pioneer model has now proven itself on the wastewater treatment plant in the city of Chur. Other wastewater treatment plant operators have acquired the system. And soon a retractable solar folding roof will also generate electricity in an Appenzeller car park – and provide shade. Technical article at: pubdb.bfe.admin.ch/de