SolarSkin Lets You Make Your Solar Panels Look However You Want

Support iState.TV.  If you like what you're watching, reading, listening to, throw us some bones at Our Patreon.  Click Here to Support what we do.

Tap into the iState Podcast Feeds if you want to live...or if you want to get show notifications when they come out.  The link for the Headlines You May Have Missed Feed is here.  The Link for the iSDaily Podcasts is here.  You can also find us on Stitcher and iTunes iSDaily, as well as Headlines You May Have Missed on iTunes.

From archpaper.com

Solar panels get a much-needed design makeover

…..Rather than attempting to convince people to appreciate solar for what it is, Salama and company set out to build a solar panel that appeals to their sense of aesthetics instead. To that end, Sistine Solar introduced its SolarSkin technology—described on the company’s website as “solar with curb appeal”—in 2013 when its developers won the renewables track of the MIT Clean Energy Prize. Since launching SolarSkin, the company recently introduced its online Design Studio platform to allow anyone to design, customize, and price a solar installation.

…..Developed by MIT engineers, SolarSkin is a thin film specially coated with ultra-durable graphics and integrated onto high-efficiency solar panels. The technology employs selective light filtration to simultaneously display an image and transmit sunlight to the underlying solar cells with minimal loss in efficiency. The product is available in any number of colors and patterns, is compatible with every major panel manufacturer, and is available for both new and existing roofs. The end result is essentially a kind of camouflage for the typically drab photovoltaic panel.

Sistine Solar’s new SolarSkin Design Studio is an online tool that allows architects, designers, and homeowners alike to design and order a customized solar system from a desktop computer or mobile phone. With a $99 refundable deposit, end users will receive a preliminary system design using LIDAR mapping, a detailed panel layout, guaranteed production figures, a realistic rendering, (where suitable image is available), and guaranteed delivery within 90 days.

 

Read More
Facebook Comments
About Paul Gordon 960 Articles
Paul Gordon is the publisher and editor of iState.TV. He has published and edited newspapers, poetry magazines and online weekly magazines. He is the director of Social Cognito, an SEO/Web Marketing Company. You can reach Paul at pg@futureq.tv