HORIZON redefines solar power plants.
For the first time in the world, our solar folding roof enables double use of industrial usable areas for solar power production without the area underneath being restricted. This is made possible thanks to the innovative lightweight construction and the patented folding mechanism. Very wide column spacings and a large height above the ground allow full freedom of use for vehicles, logistics and goods and at the same time halve the use of materials compared to comparable systems. The solar folding roof is only weatherproof to a limited extent and is fully automatically protected by a meteo algorithm that moves the modules into the garage during storms, hail and snow.
5 times more: the solar folding roof
HORIZON produces electricity for self- consumption where it is needed: in the industrial area, at the shopping center, in residential areas.
With HORIZON, the solar power system does not take up any space because it uses areas that are already built on, such as wastewater treatment plants, parking lots and logistics areas.
HORIZON provides valuable shade. Algae growth is reduced in the clarifiers, while the vehicles remain cool in the parking areas.
HORIZON allows full freedom for the use of the area below thanks to the large column spacing and sufficient height above the ground.
An algorithm takes over the fully automatic operation and protects HORIZON from storm, hail and snow.
HORIZON increases the benefits of wastewater treatment plants:
100% self-consumption of solar power and an average 50% increase in self-sufficiency.
Shade reduces the formation of algae in the secondary clarifier and lowers cleaning costs.
Shade significantly increases the comfort of company employees during annual sediment tank inspections in summer.
The solar folding roof scares birds from landing in the open pools, especially ducks and seagulls.
The solar folding roof grants access to the pools at any time with a crane and leaves all traffic routes free for sewage treatment and logistics.
dhp technology is leading a research project on lifespan aspects of solar systems in the operational environment of sewage treatment plants, with a pilot project in the Graubünden region with the partners reech gmbh, SUPSI, EAWAG, Hunziker Betatech and SGK.
HORIZON over parking lots
Large parking spaces and logistics areas can be used twice thanks to HORIZON. In cooperation with the charging infrastructure for electromobility, a decentralized mobility solution is created that makes maximum use of the available space and infrastructure.
HORIZON increases the efficiency of parking and logistics areas and offers decisive advantages over conventional carports:
Large distances between supports and an enormous height above ground allow all types of vehicles, including semi-trailers, to be parked and maneuvered.
Double area efficiency (kW / m2) because 100% of the area is used for solar power production, no lanes need to be left open.
50% less material and therefore very few foundations that have to be installed thanks to the advantages of the suspension cable statics.
Snow removal under the folding sunroof is very easy with a large plow or by snow blower.
No icing of the parking area, because of the retracting function.
Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles can be integrated into the supporting structure, supply lines, cable routes and controls are already available.
Dismantling and construction at a new location from the solar folding roof is possible with little effort thanks to standardized modular construction.
Shade in summer protects people, goods and vehicles from heat and reduces the heat island problem.