Buildings must be build to last and our solar facade cladding leverages proven technologies to deliver resilient and long lasting facades. Our deep technical understanding and long production experience ensures that our systems are maintenance free and provide sustainable energy in a beautiful facade.
SolarLab collaborates with a wide range of glass suppliers and glass coatings to be able to tailor our solar facade solutions to every project. This allows us to offer cladding finishes ranging from the traditional all-black to brightly colored and from high-gloss to satin or structured finishes, that fit the visual and functional requirements of the project.
One of our key suppliers of glass coatings are Kromatix™ who have developed a range of anisotropic and striking color coatings. On the rear of the glass, ultra thin layers create periodic nano-structures that reflects just a fraction of the incoming light to create the impression of color, while letting most of the light through to generate electricity.
SolarLab produces everything in Europe to ensure state-of-the-art technology, a minimal environmental footprint and that only tested and high quality materials are used.
Our experienced, trained and dedicated manufacturing team proudly ensures that every panel made is tested and lives up to the quality required to ensure the long lifespan needed as a facade cladding.
Both products and manufacturing are thoroughly tested and certified according to international standards and inspected by TÜV at annual factory inspections.
The SolarLab facade systems have undergone rigorous fatigue testing of all components as well as durability and strength testing of assemblies. The tests are designed to reflect Scandinavian real life environmental and working conditions over a 30-year time span – with a reasonable additional safety margin.
The basis for the testing is DS/EN 1991-1,-3 og -4 (Eurocodes for wind- and snow-load as well as accompanying national annexes), with an added margin to cover extreme climatic and operational conditions that could adversely impact a facade panel with integrated photo voltaic cells.
We strongly believe that truly sustainable architecture is achievable and that lowering the environmental footprint of our buildings is critical to our shared future, so we will work hard to make this happen.
We specialize in bespoke BIPV facades and work closely with property owners, developers and architects to realise creative, resilient and cost effective solutions that enable Net-Zero and ZEB-COM architecture.
We strive to only use sustainable energy, to ensure that our products are recyclable and can enter a circular economy, to create jobs locally and to be the preferred supplier by sharing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of what is possible to achieve what is desirable.
To satisfy our mission of enabling energy sustainability, our goal is to make every facade a solar facade, but new coatings and solutions need to prove their value and contribution, both in the laboratory and in real life. SolarLab is therefore always developing and testing new colors, finishes and mounting solutions for our energy producing facade systems, to ensure that they are and remain sustainable, attractive and cost-effective.
SolarLab collaborates with universities and partners around Europe in research and development projects to explore new coatings, finishes and material to satisfy project requirements, understand national requirements and to ensure our solutions surpass the needs of the future.
The Green House in Aarhus and the AAB Ryttemarksvej 2-4 buildings in Kolding are demonstration sites for the EnClose development projects. The new facades are the result of a series of technical explorations tasked to design and develop competitive facade cladding systems with integrated solar cells, to be used in new build as well as energy renovated multistory housing.
The EnClose project is developed by SolarLab with Kuben Management, Department of Built Environment at Aalborg University and Denmark’s Technical University Department of Photonics Engineering. The project team has many years of experience in the development of new building materials as well as photo voltaic systems, and has received 6.100.000 DKK in funding used to cover the 7600 man-hours in the project.