Last week the installation of Solar Visuals onto the headquarters of Dutch building company BAM in Bunnik has been finalised. This marks a marking a major step forward to optimising energy production in the built environment, where buildings and façades can be turned into energy producing entities.
Solar Visuals, founded by UNStudio, TNO and TS visuals in 2018, is a company that develops, designs and manufactures customised façade panels. Delicately produced, these printed panels harvests solar energy.
Through the incorporation of mimic design, the energy generating façade panels are tailor-designed in such a way that they can be integrated seamlessly into the façade surfaces of buildings, optimising both its form and function.
For the BAM façade, a brick motif has been chosen in seeking to adapt to the existing brick façade. The Brick pattern is part of the standardised Solar Visuals collection. Compared to the most of the current non-printed solar panels, our energy-generating façade modules holds an energy efficiency of up to 85%, with a capacity of 220 watts peak (Wp) per panel.
By providing an attractive alternative to traditional façade surfaces, in addition to maximising available surfaces for energy production, Solar Visuals’s façade modules aim to facilitate the transition to more energy-efficient buildings while providing endless possibilities for aesthetic variation.
News courtesy of UNStudio
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SOLAR VISUALS PARTNERS WITH AGC GLASS EUROPEWe would like to inform you that Solar Visuals has signed a cooperation agreement with one of the largest glass producers in the world, AGC Glass Europe. This means AGC will be responsible for the production of the Solar Visuals panels for the European market. This collaboration significantly scales up the production and implementation of Solar Visuals’ aesthetic energy-generating façade panels. Good news for developers, architects, housing corporations, governments and companies who want to make their buildings or objects sustainable in a way that is visually attractive.
With this collaboration, AGC becomes one of the most important representatives of Solar Visuals in Europe. “We are very pleased with this collaboration because it enables us to produce and distribute our energy-generating facade panels on a larger scale,” said Solar Visuals director Thijs Sepers. “With this we take a big step in the aesthetically attractive sustainability of buildings and the built environment.”
SunEwat Active Glass
The Solar Visuals panels will be part of AGC’s SunEwat Active Glass product line, under the name Artlite Active. The SunEwat program contains several types of energy-generating glass solutions. AGC, which has large factories in Belgium and Germany, is expert in the production of large volumes as well as the production of completely custom-designed glass-glass and glass-plastic panels.
For more information, visit Solar Visuals’s website here.