DGAP-News TubeSolar AG: TubeSolar launches far-reaching cooperation with green roof system manufacturer ZinCo
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TubeSolar launches far-reaching cooperation with green roof system manufacturer ZinCo
In Germany, approx. 7 million square metres of roof surfaces are greened per year. This results in an annual market potential of approx. 200 megawatts for the German market alone, without taking into account already existing green roof areas.
Compared to the conventional, flat crystalline silicon modules, the neon tube-shaped modules from TubeSolar AG have considerable advantages:
Due to the cylindrical shape and the existing gaps, water and light radiation reach the vegetation below over a large area. In addition, the lightweight modules offer weight-specific structural advantages as well as a significantly smaller wind attack surface, which means that the elevation can be dimensioned smaller.
Reiner Egner, CFO of TubeSolar AG: "In addition to their use in agri-photovoltaics, our patented photovoltaic thin-film tube modules are particularly well suited for industrial and commercial roof systems due to their properties. Together with Zinco, the world's leading company for green roofs, we can offer potential customers completely new solutions for roof-mounted solar systems. "
Dieter Schenk, Managing Director of ZinCo GmbH: "Climate change poses significant challenges to cities worldwide, such as urban heat islands, local heavy rainfall events and declining biodiversity. Part of the solution for healthy inner-city ecosystems is increased green roofs. We have decades of experience in this. With TubeSolar's innovative solution, we can additionally use green roofs to generate electricity from solar energy without competing for space. A perfect symbiosis for people and the environment."