Solar Panel Factory, Greece




The overall architectural design is based on a ‘form follows function’ concept. The clear and rational design follows the line of the production process from the input preparation area through the production zone where the solar panels are assembled to the output and storage warehouse where the prepacked panels are collected by lorries.

The building generates the majority of energy used itself by means of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof as part of the sun protection of the skylights.

Energy losses have been reduced to a minimum by means of a rational selection of building materials and colouring. The building faces southwards in order to achieve maximum energy generation from sunrise to sunset. In the production and administration areas of the building, the roof features large skylights that contribute to creating a bright and comfortable indoor environment.

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Project facts

Project facts

Location: Kilkis, Thessaloniki, Greece
Client: Exel Solar
Gross floor area: 100,000 m2
Year of construction: 2008 - 2009
Type of assignment: Commission
Collaborators: Racell Solar A/S


  • Kilkis, Thessaloniki, Greece