So­lar Power

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1 Build­ing Blocks

Re­sem­bling con­ven­tional glass blocks, So­lar Squared mod­ules gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity as well as trans­mit light and pro­vide ther­mal in­su­la­tion to build­ings. U.k.–based Build So­lar de­buted the pro­to­type this past Oc­to­ber at the Con­fer­ence on Ad­vanced Build­ing Skins, in Switzer­land. build­so­lar.co.uk

2 Great Lengths

Onyx So­lar of­fers one of the largest pho­to­voltaic glass pan­els on the mar­ket – up to 13.5 by 6.5 feet – with the me­chan­i­cal prop­er­ties of ar­chi­tec­tural glass. The Amor­phous Sil­i­con PV Glass is light­weight, yet works more ef­fi­ciently at higher tem­per­a­tures than stan­dard crys­talline cells. onyx­so­lar.com

3 Sec­ond Skin

Suc­cess­fully tested on the Glass­bel build­ing (shown) in Lithua­nia, Smart­flex So­lar­fa­cades can be added to glass fa­cades as a sec­ond skin. The semi-trans­par­ent mod­ules are cus­tom­iz­a­ble, gen­er­ate up to 12.5 MWH of clean en­ergy an­nu­ally and have an anti-re­flec­tion layer to re­duce cool­ing loads. smart­flex-so­lar­fa­cades.eu

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