Photovoltaics means competence in environmental energy and energy engineering at the HTL1 Lastenstraße.
Our photovoltaic system, which has been recently installed, has a total power of 100 kWp. It has been mounted above the flat-roof of the workshop wing with East-West alignment. The photovoltaic system will cover the energy consumption of the school (predicted energy consumption quota is approximately 90%) – an important contribution to environmental protection. With the sustainable use of solar energy, the school is making an active contribution to the energy revolution as well as promoting a more conscious use of energy. With this expansion, the HTL 1 now has the biggest PV system for a school in Carinthia and is a leader in environmental technology. Selected impressions and data (specific entries) can be found here:
On the roof above the gym we have a number of test facilities. The facilities are mounted on a safe and walkable platform. With these facilities, different arrangement variants can be analysed and also the energy efficiency can be looked at and be evaluated.
The facade installation is aligned to the South. The angle of the solar panel can be automatically adjusted to the sunlight. Besides power generation, it also shades the south side of the building.
The horizontal upper part of the system can be automatically adjusted. This system also generates power and is also used for shadow.
This biaxial-designed photovoltaic system can adjust the solar panel and can also carry out a rotary motion. With this function it is possible for the photovoltaic modules to follow the sun position in nearly real time. This enables an optimal collection of sunlight and therefore, can achieve an optimum generation of power.
Students can learn the functions of photovoltaic systems with these test facilities. The different types of photovoltaic systems enable a comparison of construction costs and energy output.
More about this topic:
- Interview with headmaster Dr. Michael Archer - Back to school with Victron Energy
- Official opening: VICTRON-Competence Centre, Klagenfurt