The energy producing facade cladding system is custom tailored to each project with a wide range of color, finish and mounting options to fit older as well as new buildings. The system provides sustainable energy for many years in a solution that is beautiful and pays for itself within just a few years.
SolarLab collaborates with a wide range of glass suppliers and glass coaters to be able to tailor our BIPV solutions to every project. This allows us to provide cladding finishes ranging from the traditional all-black to brightly colored and from high-gloss to satin or structured finishes, to fit the visual and functional requirements of the project in collaboration with the projects architects and owner.
One of our key suppliers of glass coatings are Kromatix™ who have developed a unique patented coating technology. This technology mimics the color experience from the Morpho butterfly’s blue wings. On the rear of the glass periodic nano-structures on the rear of the glass created through a PVD coating process, reflects a fraction of the incoming light to create the impression of color, while letting most of it through to generate electricity in the photo voltaic cells behind the glass.
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 deliver the long lifespan needed as a facade cladding.
Both products and manufacturing are thoroughly tested and certified according to a number of 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 know that sustainable architecture is achievable and critical to our shared future, so we will work hard to make it a reality.
We specialize in bespoke BIPV facades and work closely with architects to develop creative and cost effective solutions to realize Net-Zero architecture.
We strive to only use sustainable energy in our production, 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, we need to make every facade a BIPV facade, but new materials also need to prove their value and contribution, both in the laboratory and real life. SolarLab is therefore always developing and testing new 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 opportunities, understand national requirements and to ensure our solutions surpass the requirements of the future.
The Green House (Det Grønne Hus) in Aarhus on Grøndalsvej 1, is a demonstration site for the development project EnClose, and will be used to demonstrate the solar facade in real life and full scale. The new facade is the result of a series of technical explorations tasked to design and develop a competitive facade cladding system with integrated solar cells to be used in new build as well as a cladding to cover the insulation on energy renovated multistory housing.
The EnClose project, where Aarhus Municipality (Teknik og Miljø) participate as demonstration host, is developed by SolarLab with Kuben Management, AUC (Department of Built Environment at Aalborg University) and DTU (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 modules and systems. The EnClose project has received 6.100.000 DKK in funding. This funding will be used to invest 7 600 man-hours in the project.