Unique application of photovoltaics in a conference centre

The Leeuwenhorst conference centre in the Netherlands is to use innovative renewable energy technology when it expands its existing capacity by building a new, 1,200 m2 hall: the Atrium. A feature of the new building will be a sun-shading device made of partiallytransparent photovoltaic panels. Solar panels with a total power of 18 kW cover the southern and eastern facades of the building. The Atrium was designed to achieve minimal energy consumption and will be the first building in the Netherlands to use this type of sun-shading combined with photovoltaics. The Leeuwenhorst conference centre is proud of its commitment to a better environment. It already operates two combined heat and power plants and a complete energy
management system.

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