Place: Pr. of Monaco
Year(s): 2013
Sector: Photovoltaic

The project of the new Yacht Club of Monaco celebrates the spectacular coastline of the principality of Monaco with a development that, recalling the shape of a boat, rises along the waterfront with a series of terraces / upper decks offering incomparable views over the open sea and the inner part of the city.

The project, developed by the architecture firm Foster and Partners, includes some aspects of environmental sustainability, such as the integration of photovoltaic panels on the canopy of the upper terrace, whose design and realization was carried out by ETA Florence.

The photovoltaic system envisages the adoption of 117 sunshading double glaze panels with integrated pv cells, designed to obtain the aimed  aesthetic, mechanical and functional objectives . The system is equipped with power optimizers to maximize the energy harvested by each panel and ensure the highest level of operation safety.