- Grenzebach Envelon has opened a BIPV module production facility in Germany’s Bavaria region
- It has an annual production capacity of up to 300,000 sq. mtr. modules for solar facades
- The modules will enable decentralized energy supply beyond rooftop segment, and also cater to demand from overseas markets of China and the US
Glass and building materials producer Grenzebach Group of Germany has announced inauguration of a building integrated PV (BIPV) module production facility by its subsidiary Envelon in the country’s Bavaria region with up to 300,000 sq. mtr. annual capacity.
The facility has come up in the Bavarian town of Hamlar in municipality of Asbach-Bäumenheim, Donau-Ries district where Grenzebach is headquartered. Its parent Grenzebach has experience in solar panel production and construction of large scale solar PV systems.
Grenzebach established Grenzebach Envelon GmbH in October 2021 and entered the BIPV segment. The BIPV modules are frameless, and come in a variety of colors that takes care of aesthetics of a building. It says the modules are custom designed can be supplied on turnkey basis.
“In Germany, we still often only consider traditional roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. But to transition to a sustainable energy and heating sector, we need to exploit all potential decentralized energy supply offers,” the company stated, explaining the rationale behind the fab which is also aligned with the group’s ‘Made in Germany’ philosophy.
Beyond home turf, demand for solar facades is increased in China and the US.
“With its photovoltaic façades, ENVELON can make a major contribution to the energy transition in Germany, Europe, and overseas,” added Grenzebach Group’s CEO Dr. Steven Althaus. “This will help effectively combat climate change, which is an urgent necessity for all of us – and set the course for the future direction of our company.”