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Louvres

When talking about sunshading elements made up of photovoltaic louvres, we distinguish between fixed and movable louvres. Motor-controlled louvres can always be oriented optimally to the sun, thus optimising utilisation of sunlight and energy yield. A combination of PV and glass louvres can also make up the complete building façade.
Figure 1: Façade with movable glass and PV louvres, trade fair building, Vienna

Source: colt 2009

Figure 2: Façade with movable glass and PV louvres, detail of trade fair building, Vienna

Source: colt 2009

Last page update: 25.01.2011