An interview with farmer Hanspeter Knüsel from Hünenberg.
The barn is located in a protected visual environment. Thanks to meticulous integration of the solar roof into the roof surface, the Swiss historic preservation authorities gave the green light for the renovation.
Solar roof with an area of 600 m2, a capacity of 90 kWp and an annual output of about 90,000 kWh.
SUNSTYLE AG: Mr Knüsel, how did you come to learn about our solar roof?
MR KNÜSEL: At a trade fair. I knew right away that this was the roof for me. I always look at things with a practical eye. With this roof, I was persuaded by how the solar tiles overlap, that it doesn’t require an aluminium construction and that it consists of 6 mm safety glass. So I thought to myself, if a craftsman can stand on it, then it can also withstand the weather. It was also clear to me from the outset that only a roof-integrated installation would do for the barn.
SUNSTYLE AG: Does it produce as much energy as was projected?
MR KNÜSEL: The projected mean values have been exceeded.
SUNSTYLE AG: Would you renovate your roof today with SUNSTYLE®?
MR KNÜSEL: Yes, I have only praise for the beautiful roof. I often talk with pedestrians or bikers about it because they aren’t sure if it’s actually a solar roof as it fits so well into the surroundings. And of course the costs and benefits have to be in balance.
SUNSTYLE AG: Thank you for the interview and the good collaboration.
«Par son aspect en tuiles, la toiture photovoltaïque SUNSTYLE® rappelle les toits d’ardoises éprouvés depuis des siècles.»