The Solar Awning

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The Solar awning provides a positionable solar array, easy accessed to set at the optimal angle seasonally. An additional performance benefit is the reduced solar heat gain though windows.

The solar awning strategy does not hide the solar cells on existing surfaces, but produces a highly visible feature that signals the internal systems externally. Internally, the feature exploits the shading effects of the solar awning, patterning the interior surfaces and displaying the external conditions.