NOMINATION FOR THE ARCHITECTURE AWARD “BUILDING-INTEGRATED SOLAR TECHNOLOGY 2022”
The “Architecture Award for Building-Integrated Solar Technology in Bavaria” is being presented for the 9th time. The aim of the competition is to promote the architectural and technical embedding of integrated solar systems (in the roof and/or facade). The competition evaluates how solar systems in the roof and/or on the facade have been integrated into the project and how these elements are used to encourage sustainable energy.
Together with the renowned architects Behnisch, SunStyle is taking part in the competition with the project “New upper school building of the free Waldorf School Uhlandshöhe”. The results are expected by the end of November. The Behnisch architectural office and SunStyle are curious to see how the submitted project will be judged.
Further information on the “Architecture Prize Building-Integrated Solar Technology 2022”.
November 25, 2022
SUNSTYLE PRESENTED AT THE EXPO ALL-ENERGY AUSTRALIA IN MELBOURNE
SunStyle presented their products and sustainable energy solution at the Expo “All-Energy” in Melbourne. With our building integrated solar roof (BIPV), we were able to show visitors an alternative to existing solar panels. The customer feedback was overwhelming. The visitors were enthusiastic about the quality, the efficiency as well as the durability of our products. The solar tiles have already been used in Europe and the USA for over 15 years and have been supplying sustainable energy ever since. Architects appreciated the aesthetics of our solar roof. With the sleek and elegant shape, the solar tiles can be seamlessly integrated into any project. Property owners were particularly enthusiastic about the combination of roof and solar cells. SunStyle solar tiles replace traditional tiles, thus eliminating the need for traditional roofing.
SunStyle looks back to an interesting Expo in Melbourne and is looking forward to further events.
November 4, 2022
SUNSTYLE SOLAR TILES ARE USED IN THE ENERGY BOAT CHALLENGE
SunStyle is sponsoring a participant boat to take part in the ENERGY BOAT CHALLENGE in Monaco between 4th July and 9th July 2022. We wish the participants every success.
What is the purpose of the ENERGY BOAT CHALLENGE?
Faced with environmental and technical challenges that urgently need a response in order to move forward, the Yacht Club of Monaco aims to be the driving force behind a new vision for yachting and to promote positive approaches through this unique event.
July 6, 2022
SUNSTYLE PRESENTS AT LUXEMBOURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT
SunStyle was among a few select innovative Solar Impulse members chosen to present its BIPV solar roofing solutions at this Energy Transition special event on April 28, 2022 at the chamber of commerce Luxembourg. The event focused on the challenges and opportunities related to the ecological transition in Luxembourg. The event was enhanced by the presence of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke and also included the participation of Claude Turmes, Minister of Energy and Spatial Planning and Minister of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development and Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy.
April 28, 2022
‘DRAGONSCALE’ SOLAR PANELS CAPTURE SUNLIGHT FROM ALL DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AT GOOGLE HQ
The company’s Mountain View, California, offices features curved roofs and textured solar tiles to optimize the solar energy generation. Read More on The Keyword.
April 20, 2022
GROWING U.S. BIPV SOLAR ROOF SEGMENT GAINS ATTRACTIVE NEW ENTRANT IN SUNSTYLE
Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar roofing is having a moment in the sun this year. Read the full article on Solar Builder.
April 20, 2022
SUNSTYLE BRINGS ITS SOLAR SHINGLES TO THE US MARKET
The “Dragonscale” diamond-shaped tiles are designed to completely cover the roof as an integrated solar system. Read more from PV Magazine.
April 19, 2022
SUNSTYLE ENTERS SOLAR SHINGLE U.S. COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL MARKET
SunStyle® is entering the solar shingle market with an official expansion of its operations to customers in the United States. Read the full article from Roofing Contractor Magazine.
April 19, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: SUNSTYLE RELEASES GROUNDBREAKING SOLAR ROOF SHINGLES TO U.S. BASED COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS
A departure from traditional solar modules, the company’s signature diamond-shaped shingles serve as a complete integrated solar roof system. Read the full press release.
April 19, 2022
SUNSTYLE NAMED AS ONE OF FOUR BIPV PRODUCTS ELIGIBLE FOR NEW INCENTIVE PLAN
France’s Ministry of Ecological Transition introduced a new incentive plan to support PV systems of up to 500 kW. SunStyle has been named one of the four BIPV products that are eligible for this incentive plan. Read more about this program at PV Magazine.
March 18th, 2022
SUNSTYLE RECEIVES ADDITIONAL FRENCH CSTB CERTIFICATION
SunStyle has obtained its second Technical Opinion from the French CSTB (Scientific and Technical Center of the Building). The first Technical Opinion made it possible to install SunStyle solar tiles on a wood mounting system. With this second Technical Opinion, the SunStyle solar roof system can now be installed on a steel mounting system, broadening the ability to install SunStyle on different buildings.
December 15th, 2021
TOP RENEWABLE ENERGY SERVICE COMPANY 2021
SunStyle has been named the Top Renewable Energy Service Company of 2021 by Energy Tech Review. This annual listing honors 10 companies that are at the forefront of providing Renewable Energy consulting/services and transforming businesses. SunStyle is honored to receive this award for our innovative solar roof shingles, which provide commercial buildings and residential properties the opportunity to generate solar power, while maintaining the beautiful look of their roof.
November 18th, 2021
ENTER THE DRAGONSCALE
Google is leading the way with it’s dragonscale solar roof, setting the example for commercial buildings to move forward with their own fully-integrated solar roof design. Read more on Grist.
November 10th, 2021
DRAGONSCALE SOLAR SHINGLES
SunStyle is the proud maker of the dragonscale solar shingles installed on Google’s new buildings. Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls the solar roof “aesthetically amazing.” Read the full article on Bloomberg Green.
October 20th, 2021
FRENCH PRODUCTION PLANT OPENED
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.com
EASIER PLANNING THANKS TO CAD AND BIM DATA
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.
RENOVATION WITH SUNSTYLE TILES WINS SOLAR PRIZE
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.
SUNSTYLE AT EXPO 2020 IN DUBAI
The French Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai will be fully decked out with SunStyle® solar tiles. The solar building envelope, whose colors 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 color technology developed by SunStyle AG.
DUBAI 2020: THE FRENCH PAVILION IS LIGHTING UP THANKS TO SUNSTYLE®
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 BRUNNI CABLE CARS ARE CARBON NEUTRAL
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.
CHURCH UNITES TRADITION AND FUTURE
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.
SUNSTYLE AT ALPINE HEIGHTS
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.
PHOTOVOLTAICS MEETS COLOR
The SunStyle® photovoltaic shingles can now be produced in a multitude of colors. As part of our partnership with Saint-Gobain, SunStyle AG 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.
10 YEARS OF SUNSTYLE
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
CLOSE TO HEAVEN
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.
ELECTRICITY FROM THE NURSERY SCHOOL
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.
SOLAR ENERGY FROM THE VAUD ALPS
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.