August 27, 2007

The Solar Awning:

The Solar awning provides a positionable solar array, easy accessed to set at the otimal 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.

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2 Comments on “The Solar Awning:

maria giovanna
December 4, 2007 at 5:16 pm

I’m writing my thesis on eco-design!! Thanks

Magnus Sandström
November 12, 2010 at 8:39 am

I had a similar thought with a sun shade coated with rollable solarcells. The electricity generated is the used to power a small aircooling device that is positioned at the outlet of the ventilation system in the room inside the window. When hot, the sun shade is rolled out and the coling starts and it stops when it is rolled in.


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