NICER roof-integrated system

Improved optics, maximum performance and flexibility – Switzerland's most widely installed roof-integrated system is ready for the future.

  • Large surfaces
  • Optimal cost-efficiency
  • Toolless module installation

 

The upgrade

NICER 2 is future ready

The cell grid and thus the solar laminate become larger, while the modular dimensions remain the same. With NICER 2 modules, the laminate is mounted onto the frame, which has the following advantages:

 

  • Full downward compatibility with existing modules and the mounting system is guaranteed.
  • The solar laminate covers the entire frame. This results in a flush surface that favours the drainage of dirt and snow.
  • Thanks to this improved CleanFrame effect, additional yields of up to 20% are possible.
  • The increased usable area provides more power.
  • The silicone is located underneath the glass and thus invisible.
  • The frames are ready for even more efficient cells in new formats.

Flush mounted solar laminate

Fields of application

Flexibility

Typical areas of use for NICER are pitched roofs, roofings of any kind, wood and steel constructions. The most frequently used roof-integrated system in Switzerland is especially suitable for flat inclinations up to 3°.

Classic application of the NICER roof-integrated system.

The NICER facade has proven itself in the construction of open structures.

Installation steps

How it works

Vertical supports are applied to the roofing battens. The modules are placed into the vertical supports and closed similarly to a car boot door. The modules are fixed with a snap lock. Later dismantling is possible without restrictions.

1 A steel or wood construction serves as the basis.

2 The NICER rails are laid out and screwed onto the roof battens.

3 The roof ridge profiles are then installed.

4 The individual solar modules can simply be clicked in...

5 ... and fastened.

6 Install the covering plate and ventilation grid.

7 Completely installed, NICER is a water-proof roof covering.

Option: Snow guard

Option: Skylight

Compatibility

A skylight (Wenger Fenster) specially developed for the NICER roof-integrated system enables seamless integration. NICER can be equipped with an integrated snow guard.

Type of installation

NICER modules are installed flush-mounted and floating (horizontally and vertically).

Installation time

20 m2 / man-hour (experienced installation personnel)

How it works

Vertical supports are applied to the roofing battens. The modules are placed into the vertical supports and closed similarly to a car boot door. The modules are fixed with a snap lock. Later dismantling is possible without restrictions.

Components

  • NICER solar modules
  • Vertical rail
  • Roof ridge profile
  • Covering panel and ventilation grid
  • Snow guard (optional)
  • Wenger skylight (optional)

 

Basic modules

Half and quarter modules with a comparable appearance are among the standard components of the system.

6x10 cells

3x10 cells

6x5 cells

3x5 cells

Colour variations

NICER solar modules are available as black, white and translucent versions. Translucent NICER systems are particularly suitable for carports, hangars, stadium roofs or pergolas and provide targeted shading and sun protection with simultaneous use of residual light.

Black

White

 

Translucent

Sub-roof requirements

Canopy, carport, open warehouse, etc.
(buildings that do not have to be completely water-proof in practice)

  • No sub-roof necessary

Residential buildings, office buildings, closed halls, etc.

  • Roof pitch above 13°: sub-roof for normal demands
  • 7° - 13°: sub-roof for increased demands
  • 3° - 6°: sub-roof for extraordinary demands
  • 0° - 3°: sub-roof with flat roof quality

Rail extensions and special modules can affect impermeability and must be verified individually.


Technical specifications

Solar module type: glass-film or glass-glass modules with frame


Modular dimensions: 1016 x 1653 mm


Fire protection: Top layer is made of heat-resistant glass. The component is considered to be non-combustible material as defined by the Cantonal Fire Insurances.


 

System components

Compatible solar modules