French off-grid specialist Sunwind has developed tools to deploy vertical PV packages on fences.

The patented Vertisolar decision comprises two 352 W PERC full-black picture voltaic modules with an effectivity of twenty-two%. It moreover includes a micro-converter, a 220 V AC power connection system, and a monitoring machine.

The tools weighs 7 kg and comprises an anti-theft system that sandwiches the picture voltaic modules to the fence, with the picture voltaic panels on one side and an aluminum building on the alternative. The metallic plate on the rear side moreover protects the wiring half and the micro-converter.

Xavier Duport, the CEO of Sunwind acknowledged that the panel was developed with the help of France’s National Solar Energy Institute (INES), which is a division of the French Totally different Energies and Atomic Vitality Payment (CEA).

He acknowledged that Lithuania-based Metsolar was liable for cell encapsulation. Sunwind relied on its dad or mum agency, French steelmaker Forlam, for the mounting system.

The Vertisolar system was initially developed for metallic line obstacles in metallic fences at residential, collective, and industrial web sites owned by Clotex, one different subsidiary of Forlam.

The photovoltaic tools, designed for individuals and firms, will probably be marketed from March 2024 immediately on the Sunwind web site, for an unspecified worth. The startup will be in discussions with Clotex to mix the Vertisolar decision into its product line.