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TCF solar parking

Photovoltaic roofing factory parking // Clermont-Ferrand, FR // Operating since March 2012​

Kapok was commissioned by Meridian Neue Energien GmbH to study 15 car park sites across France to assess the feasibility of PV-Solar installations. One of the implemented projects is that at the Trelleborg factory at Clermond-Ferrand. The parking is next to a motorway and, as the E-W orientation of the parking spaces was not optimal, the project involved redesigning the parking as well as the Solar shades themselves. In doing so, we managed to deliver the site owner 50 extra spaces as well as the shading of the cars. The 1.2 Ha parking site is currently generating a peak production of 1.25 MWh, which is fed into the national electricity grid.

The W-frames are prefabricated from painted steel U-profiles and covered with a galvanised steel roof structure, based on a 7.80m structural grid. The gutter height of the shades is 2.3m high, the peak at 5.4 m.

Client: SAS Meridian Solaire III // Collaborators: C&E Ingénierie (Structural engineering), Meridian Neue Energien GmbH (Electrical engineering) // Surface: 1,25 ha // Power: 1,2 MW // Services: Full design services and project management