«The production of renewable and sustainable energy is close to our hearts.»
Our need for living space and mobility is increasing, as is our global energy demand. The combustion of oil, gas and coal as non-renewable energy sources and the resulting release of CO2 into the atmosphere are reasons for global climate change. The generation of electricity from uranium in nuclear power plants is also causing problems. The use of renewable energy sources such as the sun reduces dependence on non-renewable energy sources.
The energy optimization of buildings plays an important role. Energy-efficient buildings not only consume less energy but can also be used for energy generation. The use of roof surfaces and facades to generate solar power is an obvious solution. The aesthetics of our roofs is also an important consideration. Solar energy generation should not conflict with attractive roof landscapes and historical townscapes.
With the SUNSTYLE® solar roof we have developed a versatile solution that is both a roofing material and a power plant. Thanks to the new color technology, SUNSTYLE® photovoltaic shingles can be produced in a variety of colors and surface structures. The roof as an architectural design element makes optimum use of the built-up areas for the production of valuable solar power.
For more than 10 years, roofs with SUNSTYLE® power-generating shingles have been in use to the complete satisfaction of international clients. New roofs are constantly being added and they will produce electricity for the coming decades. With these SUNSTYLE® systems we make our contributions to a sustainable power supply.
CEO and Owner SUNSTYLE LTD
«SUNSTYLE® milestones: from the idea to today.»
Development and certification of colour technology for pigmentation of solar modules.
Merger of SOLAIRE SUISSE AG and SUNSTYLE AG. Worldwide marketing and sales of the solar roof are handled exclusively by SUNSTYLE AG.
SOLAIRE SUISSE VERTRIEBS LTD Schönbuhl becomes SUNSTYLE LTD in Ostermundigen. It is responsible for national and international sales of solar roofs to distribution partners.
Patents granted for the SUNSTYLE® solar roof
Extension of the Lauper pilot installation with thermal components to generate hot water with the same solar roof
The french production plant of the SUNSTYLE® solar tiles was officially launched on October 15th 2020, in the presence of the French Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili. The Minister was able to discover the various facets of the manufacturing of “Made in France” solar tiles in Châtellerault, Nouvelle-Aquitaine. On this occasion, SUNSTYLE® was also awarded the Solar Impulse Foundation label by the adventurer Bertrand Piccard as a profitable and viable solution to protect the environment. Article on RenewablesNow
The French Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai will be fully decked out with SUNSTYLE® solar tiles. The solar building envelope, whose colours are inspired by Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, aims to trap the sunlight and channel its energy into the building in the form of a huge interactive light show. This project is made possible thanks to the colour technology developed by SUNSTYLE LTD. Video
SUNSTYLE® supports your planning process and provides you on the global platform bimobject.com with CAD and BIM documents for use. These facilitate your digital planning in Grafisoft® ArchiCAD, Autodesk® Revit® and SketchUp.
This former detached house dating from the 1960s was converted into two semi-detached residences and renovated to become energy efficient. Despite a higher number of consumers and a larger energy reference area, the building’s energy requirements were reduced by 61%. In addition, thanks to the PV installations installed on the south side of the roof by Ackermann AG, it was possible to build an EnergyPlus construction at a low cost. The project was awarded the HEV Special Solar Prize in 2019.
EXPO 2020 aims to present innovations, share ideas and encourage collaboration – and shape the future in line with the motto “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future„. SUNSTYLE INTERNATIONAL is proud to have been selected along with Akuo Energy to install the solar building envelope for the French Pavilion.
The Restaurant Ristis mountain lodge has been completely covered in SUNSTYLE® solar tiles. More power is now being produced than the restaurant requires annually. By replacing oil heating with a wood pellet heating system and implementing further measures, which are supplemented by the myclimate climate protection initiative to compensate for unavoidable carbon emissions, the Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG became the first carbon-neutral cable car company in Switzerland in May 2018.
Sarpsborg, the third oldest town in Norway and today an industrial town, has a rich cultural heritage, which also includes the town church from 1862. At the beginning of 2019, the roof of the neo-Gothic church was renovated with SUNSTYLE® solar shingles. The church in the centre thus becomes a symbol of the interplay of tradition and future.
Thanks to two completed renovations of hotel roofs at alpine heights, our SUNSTYLE® solar tiles can prove their durability under extreme weather conditions. They have been producing clean electricity on the Grimsel Pass and the Fiescheralp for over a year at an altitude of more than 2000 metres above sea level.
The SUNSTYLE® photovoltaic shingles can now be produced in a multitude of colors. As part of our partnership with SAINT GOBAIN, SUNSTYLE LTD has developed an innovative color technology which allows us to produce photovoltaic shingles in multiple colors and with various surface structures. Your imagination is almost the only limit. We are looking forward to your ideas. Please contact us for more information.
Celebrate with us! Thanks to our many happy customers, this year we will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the SUNSTYLE solar roof. Our solar roof started with one major project in France, and is now installed on countless rooftops across Europe and the USA. Read more about the SUNSTYLE success story …
Solar energy for the youngest generation. With a colourful façade and efficient SUNSTYLE® solar roof, the two nursery school buildings developed by Bauzeit Architekten have something special for both the little ones and the Energy City Ipsach initiative. The 700 solar tiles with a total capacity of over 70 kWp generate approximately 65,000 kWh of solar energy annually.
Maintaining the harmonious townscape of Château d’Œx: Lutz Architekten succeeded in this mission using SUNSTYLE® solar roof panels with full-coverage integration for the multi-family chalets. This is how traditional wooden constructions were built as energy-plus houses.
With a power supply of 225 %, a single-family home in Ormalingen produces far more energy than it requires. This was achieved through the restoration of the facade and roof with sustainable materials such as wood and SUNSTYLE solar tiles.
Even the Strand parish in southern Norway relies on solar power. The nave of the white, 19th century wooden church has been fitted with SUNSTYLE® solar panels on the roof. These resemble the structure of traditional Norwegian roof shingles.