Reversible energy producing glass

The GTB Lab module applied for the first time triple glass solar facade elements (Pilkington Netherland) by inserting two additional components between glass elements. The facade component is created by locking the glass with two connecting parts, i.e. the insulation stud and the supporting bolt. The stud/pin is screwed on the Skellet steel structure or slided into the reversible facade profile. The bolt is screwed into the stud and clamps the aluminium glass frame and glass to the steel frame.


The glass facade can be upgraded from single glass to triple glass thanks to an upgradeable connection type with a exchangeable connector combined with glass manufacturer Pilkington's ability to convert single glass panels to double and triple panels.


Also, other facade elements, such as Rodeca's translucent panels, can be installed with the same clamping system, resulting in higher flexibility.


Reused triple solar glass has arrived.


Detail of the electric connectors.



Heated glass based on current-conducting coating is also waiting for assembly.


Installing the glass needs extra care because of the fragile components.















The Pilkington glass is mounted via thermally interrupted pins (Jansen VISS) placed in the Jansen Skellet steel system.





Cables from the heated glass are routed away via the glass clamps.


While the rest of the glass clamps are being placed...


...the Triple Energy Glass is applied to the other side of the GTB Lab Circular Module.


Cables are connected to the Energy Glass.


The glass is placed against the vertical innovative & reversible profile that can be easily disassembled. The glass frames are clamped onto the steel frame white insulation studs, supporting bolts and glass frames.





The solar strips allow daylight to enter the building in a filtered way.



The translucent panels of Rodeca are assembled with the same profile.