DE LIJN
MUNICIPALITY: Mechelen
TECHNICAL DATA: 14 kWp

Company:
Transport company for urban and regional transport in Flanders

Installation:
168 semi-transparent panels on the south façade as a sun shade with the Suncatcher mounting system and with total rated power of 14kWp.
Transformers: 6x 2 kW = 12 kW

De Lijn chose the offer by Solar Technics through a public tendering process. In addition to electricity generation with these façade-mounted solar panels, savings have also been achieved in the cooling load by limiting the direct sunlight, without diminishing the light quality in the south-facing offices. This was done by devoting extra attention to the inclination and light penetration through the semi-transparent panels in the awnings. All this was created in a way that contributes to the aesthetics of the façade of the new De Lijn building in Mechelen.