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  1. 1. AGC GLASS EUROPE LEADING FLAT GLASS PRODUCERFrédéric Bonnefoy Glass products for BIPV applicationsProduct Manager Active Glass The future of PV – Building Integrated PV (BIPV)AGC Glass Europe IMEC 07/03/2013
  2. 2. AGC GROUP3 main business segments : Glass Electronics ChemicalsSales : € 11 billion50,000 employees200 companies in over 30 countriesHeadquarters and stock exchange listing:Tokyo AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  3. 3. PROMINENT TECHNOLOGIESGlass Electronics Chemicals Flat glass for buildings Display Fluorochemicals & Automotive glass – LCD and PDP glass specialty chemicals substrates Chlor-alkali & urethane Electronic materials N°1 glass producer Leading positions AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  4. 4. BUILDING, AUTO & SOLAR ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT EUROPE Commercial / Distribution Production: float glass semi- finished products Processing: tempered, laminated, Brussels IGUs finished products HQ R&D Centre AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  5. 5. AGC BIPV Product Range SunEwat TF Offers decisive advantages at low light levels and high temperature cells.SunEwat XLAGC’s Mono & poly crystalline laminated glass. AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  6. 6. BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS PRODUCTS PRODUCE ENERGY FIT IN BUILDINGS AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  7. 7. Extraclear glass for high light transmission: Clearvision 0.95 0.9 0.85 Transmission 0.8 Clear 4mm Clear 8mm Extraclear 8mm 0.75 0.7 0.65 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 Wavelength (nm) AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  8. 8. Coating activities: thin film silicon a-Si / µmorphous cells AO/AN/VU-type HU-type AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  9. 9. BIPV FIT IN BUILDINGS Product features: Safety Thermal insulation Esthetics Versatile dimensions … Design according to building constraints: Wind load Mechanical load (installation) Temperatures … CE Marking following the Construction Product Directive (CPD): EN14449 - EN1279© AGC Glass Europe AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013Sede Ámbar, Santander, Spain
  10. 10. Tempered glass to avoid thermal breakageThe temperature difference between center of glassand non exposed edge required to use temperedglass to sustain partial shadow conditions. AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  11. 11. Safety glass for building applicationsGlass typeEncapsulation materialEncapsulation processing conditionsare specifically dedicated to insureSafety Performances (EN12600) AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  12. 12. Encapsulation material for high temperature Temperature 90% c-Si cell coverage North Europe 57.1 °C Vision Glass South Europe 65.9 °C North Europe 87.3 °C Spandrel South Europe 97.1 °C Source: AGC internal AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  13. 13. Glass thickness The glass thickness must be chosen according to architectural constraints. Typically from 4mm to 12mm in extraclear glass (clearvision) 2500 8mm tempered 2000Glass length (mm) 1500 4mm tempered 6mm tempered 1000 500 0 0 500 1000 1500 2000 Glass width (mm) Source AGC internal : 2400hPa – horizontal - 4 supports AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  14. 14. BIPV in Insulated Glass Unit 100 80Temperature (°C) 60 Ug 1.0 in Double Glazing Unit thanks to the use of low-e coatings. 40 20 0 0 5 10 -20 Time (h) Insulated Glass Unit sealant material must insure long term performances under high temperature conditions. AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  15. 15. The future of BIPVThere is a huge gap to bridgebetween the current ecosystem andthe one needed to address thepotential of BIPV in ZEB. 2013: Niche Market driven by the 2020: (Mass ?) Market driven desire to display environmental by the need to comply with ZEB concern. codes. AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  16. 16. The big break for thin-film technology ? SIM-SOPPOM program to drive down costs of thin-film PV CIGS & OPV through:• Increasing efficiency at the cell, module & system level (Wp/m2) ICON1:OPV ICON2: CIGS• Decreasing cost of production process (€/m2) AGC - Glass products for BIPV applications - IMEC 07/03/2013
  17. 17. TO DELIGHTOUR CUSTOMERS, PARTNERS, YOU… THIS IS OUR COMMITMENT!

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