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Canopy roofs

Integrated into canopy roofs above windows, entrance areas or terraces, PV modules offer protection against sun, rain and snow. Installation at an optimal angle of 30 to 45° and the natural ventilation in this situation allow high solar efficiency (source: Schüco 2005).
Figure 1: Canopy roof with PV modules, Kuppenheim, Germany

Source: Schüco 2005

Figure 2: Canopy roof with PV modules, St-Sulpice, Switzerland

Source: swiss solar 2009

Last page update: 25.01.2011