HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Solar Visuals panel consists of multiple layers: a layer of photovoltaic material which generates the energy, with a sustainable full-colour print layer over it which can be designed by the client themselves. Everything is possible, from photo prints, images of famous paintings or an abstract pattern. John van Roosmalen (Research & Technology, Solar Visuals): “The panels are available in multiple formats, colours and prints. In addition, we are continually looking for a strategic balance between maximum energy generation and optimal design quality.”
DUTCH SOLAR DESIGN
The Solar Visuals panels are developed by Dutch Solar Design research consortium consisting of six partners: ECN part of TNO, architectural firm UNStudio/ UNSense, print specialist TS Visuals, the Design Innovation Group, façade specialist Aldowa and Urban Technology research group from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA). The partners have combined their expertise and knowledge in the area of innovation, technology and design to create a solar panel that combines a high return with Dutch Design quality and aesthetics.
The research results of the development process by the Dutch Solar Design consortium were exihibited together with an installation of the Solar Visuals products during the launch of the company at the 2018 Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.