22 May 2012

Aperam receives ISSF Sustainability Award for its SolarStyl solution


The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has granted its 2012 Sustainability Award to Aperam for SolarStyl®, its pioneering solar panel technology. The prize was announced at the ISSF's annual meeting in Beijing on 17 May.

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has granted its 2012 Sustainability Award to Aperam for SolarStyl®, its pioneering solar panel technology. The prize was announced at the ISSF's annual meeting in Beijing on 17 May.

The ISSF praised Aperam's SolarStyl® system as "promoting the use of photovoltaic energy and contributing to the development of renewable energy". SolarStyl® is a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system using stainless steel products for BIPV installations which decreases the cost of photovoltaic modules systems and increases their performance.

Receiving the award, Philippe Darmayan, CEO for Aperam, stated: "We feel this award is a recognition of Aperam's efforts to innovate in stainless. Solarstyl is a perfect illustration of our strategy to create value".

The SolarStyl® system, which is marketed by Aperam's Alloys and Specialties division, combines stainless steel parts, plastic parts and electrical connectors with different types of photovoltaic modules Its purpose is to simplify and thus reduce the cost of photovoltaic roof and facade design while at the same time ensuring water and air tightness. In addition, the solution offers high mechanical resistance as well as a wide range of colors and finishes for the frame and the fittings. 2500 SolarStyl® PV modules have been installed in France to date.

Solarstyl brochure

Gymnase Neffiac

Mounting is quick and easy. The resulting surface is perfectly plane, SolarStyl can be installed on roofs with a minimum inclination of 7°.

 

Gymnasium in Neffiac (France, 66)
TS Developpement
Power 48 KW

Maison individuelle

Thanks to its excellent mechanical resistance, SolarStyl can be used at high altitudes and in zones prone to hurricanes.

 

Mountain Farm (France, 66)
Solarte
Power 3KW

Maison Bordeaux

SolarStyl is very aesthetic and fits any kind of habitat, new or in restoration.

 

House inn Bordeaux (France, 33)
TS Dveloppement
Power 6 KW

Péniche

Thanks to its stainless steel frame, SolarStyl offers good resistance to corrosion and can be used in humid atmospheres.

 

Riverboat (France, 31):
Naviwatt
Power 3kW

Thanks to its integrated connectors, the patented frames of SolarStyl make it possible to integrate opaque or semi-transparent photovoltaic modules without any apparent cables. It can also receive thermic panels or even glass for curtain walls.

 

Glass wall Ria Sirach
Solarte
Power 6,6 KW