Solitek partners with Swiss companies for the Alpine solar projects
SoliTek, the leading solar module producer in Northern Europe, has joined forces with REECH AG, a renowned engineering and planning Swiss company, for the two unique projects in Switzerland. Engadiner Kraftwerke (EKW), a prominent Swiss hydropower company, selected Solitek as the supplier for their ambitious alpine solar power project in Punt dal Gall. Constructed on the road wall, PV system will help to close the sustainable energy winter gap. SoliTek frameless solar panels were constructed on the flat roof of the St. Moritz Energie plant. With the 90° installation angle, SoliTek solar panels help to avoid any maintenance during winter, making the PV-system very practical and aesthetic.
Punt dal Gall: Solution for the Sustainable Energy in Winter
Situated near the Punt dal Gall dam on Lake Livigno, the Punt dal Gall project represents a groundbreaking alpine PV system. Funded by the Swiss Federal Government and the Canton, this endeavor boasts 478 Lithuanian SoliTek solar modules (Blackstar 420W). Ingeniously installed on the road retaining wall, these modules are projected to generate an impressive 230,000 kWh of sustainable electricity, equivalent to powering 60 households.
Emphasizing the significance of winter solar power production, the completion of the Punt dal Gall installation aligns perfectly with the onset of winter. Strategically positioned on a nearly vertical retaining wall, the system takes advantage of optimal sun alignment. The high-altitude location, coupled with low temperatures and the reflective winter surroundings, creates an ideal setting for the production of sustainable winter electricity.
The project's uniqueness is underscored by its execution during the Munt La Schera tunnel renovation, necessitating a 3-week both road and tunnel closure. Solar panels were mounted on the curved wall, directly adjacent to the road. The challenging environment, marked by high altitude and cold temperatures, demanded top-quality solar panels, precisely the kind SoliTek delivers.
Photo credits: Punt dal Gall: Engadiner Kraftwerke AG (plant owner), REECH AG (engineering and planning)
St. Moritz's Geminus.90° Project: Engineering Elegance
In collaboration with SoliTek, REECH AG unveiled the Geminus.90° project in St. Moritz, showcasing an intricately designed flat roof PV system for the Moritz Energie plant.
The system in St. Moritz was constructed on the community-owned "Du Lac" elderly people's center, and there are already several more similar systems in the area featuring SoliTek solar modules.
The St. Moritz project posed fascinating challenges, requiring a meticulously planned system layout that adhered to space constraints while minimizing shading impact and maintaining the minimal system power requirement. The installation of frameless modules, designed to eliminate self-shading through the frame, was completed in just two weeks. SoliTek's solar panels, set at a 90° installation angle, not only prevent snow accumulation but also ensure a streamlined aesthetic appearance and hassle-free maintenance during winter.
SoliTek: Top Quality, Innovation and Sustainability
Founded in 2009, SoliTek has emerged as Northern Europe's largest solar module producer, renowned for delivering the world's most sustainable solar modules and introducing the cutting-edge SoliTek NOVA smart battery. From residential rooftop solar panels to innovative solutions like solar modules for carports, transparent greenhouses, and roadside barriers, SoliTek continually explores new frontiers in solar energy harnessing.
With a commitment to sustainability, SoliTek has achieved net-zero status and is celebrated for top-quality solar modules and batteries, exclusively manufactured in the EU. The company's solar modules, the first to receive the "Cradle to Cradle" Gold certification, meet the highest standards in environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and social responsibility. The manufacturing process utilizes 35% recycled glass, and the modules are fully recyclable after their 30-year warranty period. Employing 100% renewable energy during production, SoliTek stands as a beacon of green innovation.
Photo credits: St. Moritz: St. Moritz Energie (plant owner), REECH AG (engineering and system supply)
The President of Malta Mr. George William Vella Visited SoliTek
In a significant stride towards enhancing the synergy between Malta and Lithuania in renewable energy, SoliTek, a pioneer in the sector, was honored to host the President of Malta, Mr. George Vella, at its administrative and production facilities on February 28th. This prestigious visit underscores the shared vision and commitment of Lithuania and Malta towards achieving net-zero targets within the renewable energy landscape.
SoliTek's Research Uncovers Groundbreaking Results
SoliTek just announced findings from recent series of module durability tests. These tests, which compared EVA and POE encapsulants, have shown stark differences in module durability, with POE encapsulated modules demonstrating significantly enhanced longevity. The preference for glass-glass modules plays a significant role in influencing the decisions of module makers regarding encapsulants.
SoliTek Tackles Shipping Challenges with Innovative Approaches
In contrast to the turbulent shipping environment, SoliTek emerges as a steady and forward-thinking player. The company distinguishes itself by focusing on manufacturing, crafting high-quality solar modules within Europe. This approach not only emphasizes SoliTek's commitment to quality but also insulates it from the challenges plaguing global shipping routes.
SoliTek Elevates EcoVadis Certification to Silver
SoliTek, proudly announces the upgrade of its EcoVadis certification from Bronze to Silver, underscoring its steadfast commitment to sustainable practices and corporate responsibility. EcoVadis, a global authority in assessing sustainability performance for businesses worldwide, awards medals based on stringent evaluations of companies' environmental, social, and ethical initiatives.
SoliTek Honored with Silver Solar Diversity Champion Award
In a significant recognition of its commitment to diversity and inclusivity, SoliTek has been awarded the prestigious Silver Solar Diversity Champion Award by SolarPower Europe. The Solar Diversity Champion Awards aims to celebrate and honor organizations within the European solar sector that have demonstrated exceptional dedication to fostering diversity and gender equality.