Lithodecor and Odersun Announce Co-operation for Solar Facades

Berlin - Odersun AG, manufacturer of customized solar modules, and Lithodecor, producer of ventilated curtain wall systems, announce their co-operation in the area of solar facades. Odersun supplies Lithodecor with custom-made CIS (Copper Indium Disulphide) solar modules for the company's Airtec system. Apart from classic materials such as glass and natural stone, Airtec facades are now available with multi-functional facade components integrating photovoltaics. Solutions already provided by Lithodecor, can be individually combined with the new solar components. Supplier Odersun manufactures system-compatible as well as project-specific solar modules for building integration. Lithodecor, therefore, is able to provide system standard sizes as well as individual made-to-measure solutions.

The integration of renewable energy into the building envelope is a very important matter for Lithodecor and the next logical step in upgrading its product portfolio: "Energy efficient building is not a `nice-to-have´ anymore but a mandatory requirement to meet low carbon goals. As an established manufacturer of building systems, we want to provide our customers with materials which help them to meet these new standards. With Odersun we have found the right partner with the technology and products to enable innovative and aesthetic facades solutions," says Dr. Clemens von Trott zu Solz, Managing Director of Lithodecor's facade division, which lately emerged from well-known Alsecco following an internal brand conversion.

Odersun AG is able to adapt its modules in size and design to fit exactly into the respective facade system. "Odersun modules have become a scalable building material thanks to our flexible technology and customizable product design, making it an ideal fit for the various parts of the building envelope. We are happy to have Lithodecor as an experienced system partner who shares our vision of energy efficient building with photovoltaics," states Dr. Hein van der Zeeuw, Chief Executive Officer of Odersun AG.

The new solar facade system is designed to support builders who strive to meet the tightening standards of energy conservation regulations and energy efficient refurbishment. Solar components replace alternative facade elements with full functionality and provide payback through the facade-generated electricity. Both companies showed first samples of the Airtec Photovoltaic system at BAU 2011 in Germany earlier this year - with very positive industry feedback. Reference projects are in the setup phase.

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