Products and solutions

WYSIPS® TRANSFORMS STRUCTURAL BUILDING ELEMENTS INTO SOURCES OF ENERGY

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Glass products

We offer a range of attractive and highly energy-efficient solutions based on conventional products to meet thermal insulation, security, and soundproofing requirements.

Laminated tempered glass/Securit

Laminated tempered glass is an assembly of laminated glass layers and plastic interlayers. The interlayers are often in film form, usually polyvinyl butyral or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) or a derivative. When used in building applications, laminated glass must meet the EN ISO 12543 standard.
Securit: Heat-treated tempered glass is five times stronger than conventional glass, and when it breaks, it shatters into tiny pieces that are much less likely to cause injury.

Special laminated glass (layers)

Our special laminated glass incorporates anti-reflective layers and Wysips® Glass technology to provide solutions that offer standout flexibility in terms of form, transparency, and performance.

Design Glass and Vision Glass technologies are available in insulating glass.

Double and triple glazing (DGU/IGU)

Thermal windows are usually double glazed and made with two sheets of sealed glass separated by an airtight chamber filled with air or some other dehydrated gas. The thickness of the air layer determines the window’s thermal resistance. Gases other than air can further increase the insulating capacity. Triple glazing further improves the window’s thermal resistance.

Wysips® Cameleon for silk-screened PV glass

Available as a custom option, our silk-screened PV glass with Wysips® Cameleon technology transforms any building envelope into an active surface. These photovoltaic modules combine good looks and great performance and will adapt to any type of facade or cladding.

Solutions

Sunpartner Technologies offers smart and active solar glass and cladding solutions for smart windows and buildings.
These next-generation building systems can be integrated into skylights, canopies, glass facades, sunshades, cladding, curtain walls, railings, and more.
Solar energy stored by the system powers window blinds and lighting as well as open/close and dimming systems.

Self-powered and connected

Oline solutions are made from photovoltaic Wysips® Glass and adapted electronics developed by Sunpartner. Electronics convert, optimize and store the energy collected by the photovoltaic Wysips® glass and provide sunlight strength data. The energy can then be used for various functions.

One popular application is Oline for powering cable-free smart windows with dynamic glass. This comes with a management interface for energy production and device control. Another application is Oline for powering awnings that are integrated into windows, as with the Sepalumic Occult’Air 5900 window.

Oline solutions also support the integration of smart functionalities into buildings thanks to their lack of an electricity connection, their reduced installation times for the windows and improved wellbeing for the building’s users.

Insulating
PV cladding
Sunpartner solutions
optimize overall
building operating
costs

Sunpartner solutions optimize overall building operating costs through energy self-consumption. For best results, our PV cladding combines the thermal insulation and energy generating functions in the same surface.
Insulation is an important part of cutting down on energy costs, electricity consumption, and greenhouse gases. By combining insulation with renewable energy production, the cladding is able to meet strict building standards and energy labeling requirements. It also increases the commercial value of the building. This solution delivers numerous advantages in terms of functionality and savings, as well as user comfort.

Facade
elements
A new
perspective
for building's PV
facades

Our Wysips® Cameleon technology is a complete solution suitable for all types of facade elements. It includes panels, mounting systems, and fasteners.
In addition to its structural function, our photovoltaic (PV) facade is an active building envelope that generates energy. It also comes in a variety of patterns, colors, and textures to keep your building looking great. To meet new renewable energy production regulations, rooftop solutions are no longer enough. It’s time to tackle the vertical surfaces of buildings as well. The energy produced by the facade is either used to power the building or redirected to the power grid, reducing the building’s energy consumption.

Skylights
and canopies
Discover our
semi-transparent and
transparent Wysips®
Vision Glass &
Design Glass technologies

Our Wysips® Vision Glass and Design Glass solutions can be seamlessly integrated into skylights and canopies to control the amount of incoming light, reducing air conditioning requirements and delivering significant savings.
All glass surfaces become energy generators. Our Wysips® Design-Glass and Vision-Glass products are compatible with all types of glass and can be used to transform skylights and canopies into surfaces that produce energy while preserving a level of transparency. They also act as a sunshade that keeps indoor spaces from overheating without sacrifice to the esthetic appeal of the building. That means increased comfort for building users and lower air conditioning bills for building owners.

Curtain
walls
Get acquainted
with our semi-transparent
photovoltaic curtain wall
featuring Wysips® Design Glass

Lightweight facade walls designed to seal the building envelope are installed on the out-facing side of the building’s load-bearing skeleton.
Our curtain walls consist of a number of Design Glass modules featuring a variety of patterns and different degrees of transparency, depending on the building.
Each section of our PV curtain walls is equipped with a connector enabling it to transfer, via an inverter, the energy produced back to the building for self-consumption or for feeding into the grid.
This curtain also improves the well-being of users by acting as a sunshade. The energy savings that come from reduced air conditioning needs combined with the solar energy generated over a large surface result in energy-efficient buildings able to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s cities.

Partner
Products

Sunpartner also
develops products
in partnership
with construction
industry leaders

HORIZON, the first “3-in-1” connected smart solar window, developed in conjunction with VINCI CONSTRUCTION.

A window, sunshade, and blind all rolled into one, HORIZON features transparent or invisible PV panels and multiple sunlight sensors and can be adapted to any project, from new constructions to renovation.
HORIZON smart windows feature PV double glazing, electrochromic double glazing (up to 3 zones), an aluminum frame, and a connection box.
Once connected, the window can be controlled remotely via smartphone, remote control, or the building management system (BMS).
HORIZON is a money saving window with a CAPEX on par with conventional windows (with sunshades and blinds) and an OPEX some 20% lower, thanks to lower maintenance costs.
What’s more, HORIZON increases occupant comfort by protecting against glare and reducing indoor overheating while at the same time simplifying use and control.

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HORIZON energy, semi-transparent curtain wall developed with VINCI CONSTRUCTION

HORIZON energy combines three functions in one product to deliver a high-quality, visually integrated solution that conventional glass-glass (cSi) photovoltaic technologies simply can’t provide:

  • Structural glass facade (structural double glazed laminated glass)
  • Solar protection that limits indoor overheating, improves occupant comfort, and reduces air conditioning requirements
  • Photovoltaic electricity production that helps meet European targets for zero-energy and positive energy buildings
Certifications

Our glass products and solutions are subject to strict industry certification processes with recognized certification bodies, a guarantee of quality and regulatory compliance for all of our customers:

Photovoltaic certification

Design qualification and Type Approval – IEC 61646 certification by Certisolis
International standard. Lays down criteria for design qualification and type approval of thin-film terrestrial PV modules suitable for operation in general open-air climates.

Safety qualifications- IEC 61730 certification by Certisolis
International standard. Describes the construction requirements for PV modules in order to provide safe electrical and mechanical operation during their expected lifetime.

Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) Certification

EN 12543 certification CSTB • Glass in building – laminated glass and laminated safety glass
Defines terms and describes component parts for laminated glass and laminated safety glass for use in building. It specifies test methods in respect of resistance to high temperature, humidity and radiation.

EN 12600 certification for flat glass CSTB • Glass in building- Pendulum test
Specifies a pendulum impact test method for single flat panes of glass for use in buildings.

EN 356 certification CSTB • Glass in building – Security glazing
Specifies requirements and test methods for security glazing designed to resist actions of force.

EN 13501 certification CSTB • Fire classification of construction products and building elements
Classification using test data from reaction to fire and fire resistance tests.

EN 1279 certification CSTB • Glass in building – Insulating glass units
Defines insulating glass units and ensures conformity to the standard. It specifies requirements for moisture penetration and the long term test method for insulating glass units.

CEKAL label (France) for double glazing

Technical assessment by the CSTB in accordance with EN 12543 and EN 1279 certifications.