Solar Activation of Footbridges for Beijing
There are hundreds of footbridges in Beijing. The aesthetic AVANCIS photovoltaic modules are ideal material for cladding the existing structures and converting them into appealing city spots. The thin-film modules produce electricity under the most unfavourable weather and site conditions. Every single footbridge gets its own individual design, becoming a distinguishable reference point in the city. E-car charging stations under the footbridges directly utilise the generated solar energy.
Statement of the jury
The idea of visually enhancing the buildings with special photovoltaic modules is sensational and lends them a unique, sculptural character. At the same time, every building covered with panels like this is a step towards a future of climate-neutral energy.