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‘Rafael Gallery’ – 150,000 Square Meter Roof Will Be Covered in Solar Modules

Solar company Hanergy proposed that its thin-film solar modules will cover the 150,000 square meter roof of the ‘Rafael Gallery’ positioned at a Tech City in Shanghai.

Designed by architect, Rafael Vinoly, the ‘Rafael Gallery’ at Songjiang District of Pudong is a 1.5-kilometer sky bridge stretching throughout the top of over 20 skyscrapers, making it the most extended city industrial porch on the planet.

Outlined with successive curves, elevation between highest and lowest points being 18 meters, and floating above buildings as tall as 80 meters, the sky bridge resembles a large rolling cloud, seemed from afar. With a roof of 150,000 square meters, size of practically 20 soccer fields, and weight of 14,000 tons, it’s additionally the world’s largest aluminum structure rooftop.

The capacity of the solar on the roof of the Rafael Gallery is estimated to be about 1 MW within the first section. Powering the 1.5-kilometer-lengthy sky bridge, every 125-W thin-film module weighs 2 kilograms and measures 2.5 mms thick.

Hanergy’s CIGS technology implies the panels provide higher efficiency underneath weak light situation to effectively generate energy even on cloudy days, according to the company.

The “Rafael Gallery” is expected to draw a cluster of eating places, boutique shops, purchasing centers, and leisure outlets, and function a base for high-end enterprises, corporate headquarters, luxury hotels, convention centers, many more. “It can grow to be not solely a new landmark of the town, but additionally a platform for high-end industries,” mentioned a project director of Lingang Songjiang Tech City in Shanghai. The entire complicated has already completed the first part of the construction and kicked off the second phase this year.

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